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Municipal employees to go on strike from Monday

  • Published at 10:08 pm June 30th, 2019
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File photo: bangladesh Association of Pourasava Service (BAPS) stages a protest demanding better salary and other benefits from the national treasury in front of the National Press Club Focus Bangla

The employees will not provide any service for 24 hours from Tuesday (July 2) 6am to Wednesday (July 3) 6am

Employees of 328 municipalities across the country will observe indefinite work abstention from Monday, demanding their wages and allowances be paid from government’s revenue fund instead of the municipality’s fund.

Bangladesh Municipality Service Association, a platform of employees of municipalities across the country will observe a sit-in program simultaneously in front of the 328 municipalities between 9am to 5pm, under the banner of Bangladesh Municipal Officials, Employees Association.

The employees will not provide any service for 24 hours from Tuesday (July 2) 6am to Wednesday (July 3) 6am. They will also stage demonstrations in front of press clubs across the country, said Abdul Alim Molla, president of the executive committee, Bangladesh Municipality Service Association. 

The workers of the association will gather, and hold a grand rally in front of the National Press Club on July 14, added Molla.

Molla said: “Officers and employee of 328 municipalities have been leading a miserable life as they did not get salaries for several months. In some cases, employees have not been paid salaries for more than 12 months.”

He urged the government to pay their salaries, and end their miseries.