Former employees of Citycell have sent a legal notice to the operator to pay their due salaries.
The notice was sent on Wednesday, said a press release.
It said if the employees do not get their dues with 15 days, they will go for further action according to law.
Employees said they placed their demand at different times while the Citycell top management is procrastinating in the name of payment.
They former executives said at first the company assured them of paying all their dues in October last year, then on December 22, 2016, but to avail. Finally, the management didn’t keep its promise, they said.
Earlier, State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said it was the Citycell’s responsibility to clear the dues of its employees. During the company shutdown, it had a total of 430 permanent staff.
Most of them remained unpaid for long while officials at the managerial and executive levels did not receive bonuses of the last two Eids, sources told the Dhaka Tribune.
Even some employees have not been paid for 14 months.
On October 20, 2016, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) shut down the Citycell’s operation as the company failed to pay outstanding government dues of Tk477 crore.
Later, the operator got permission to relaunch its operation through a court order.