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BRU employees continue strike for wages due

  • Published at 02:04 am July 9th, 2019
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Workers and employees of Begum Rokeya University in Rangpur continue their indefinite strike yesterday demanding due payments Dhaka Tribune

The agitated employees locked the gates of the administrative building, held rallies, and staged sit-in protests in front of the building for the fifteen consecutive days

Workers and employees of Begum Rokeya University (BRU) in Rangpur continued their indefinite strike yesterday, which began on June 23, based on their four-point demands including immediate disbursement of their salaries that is due for over 44 months.

The agitated employees locked the gates of the administrative building, held rallies, and staged sit-in protests in front of the building for the fifteen consecutive days.

Students were able to join their classes and exams but due to the workers strike, the publishing of results in different departments came into a stand-still. Students fear they will fall into a terrible session-jam if the issue is not solved soon.

Masum Khan, General Secretary of the employees' association said: "As long as our demands are not met, we will not back away from our strike and all the administrative activities will remain halted."

On June 25, a group of students of the Journalism and Mass Communication department, including some outsiders, led by Assistant Professor Tabiur Rahman, swooped on the protesters, and assaulted them, injuring at least 10, Masum said on June 26.

Proctor Atiur Rahman and Vice-Chancellor (VC) Nazmul Ahsan Kalim Ullah could not be reached for comment on phone. Workers and Employees said even though the VC promised them to solve their issue, he is not in Rangpur at the moment.

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