20 May 2024, 17:44

BFUJ demands immediate formation of 10th wage board


DHAKA, May 20, 2024 (BSS) – Leaders of BFUJ-Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists today
demanded the formation of the 10th wage board  immediately.
They placed the demand before the Information  and Broadcasting Ministry in a meeting held at  Jatiya Press Club (JPC) with BFUJ President and  Chief News Editor of Bangladesh Sangbad  Sangstha (BSS) Omar Faruque in the chair, a press release said.

Leaders of the apex body of journalists recalled that  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave instructions to form the 10th wage board during a BFUJ conference held on November 2, 2023, in JPC.
Awami League, in its Election Manifesto-2024,also pledged to form the wage board soon, they mentioned.
But the directive of the Prime Minister is yet to be implemented, the leaders lamented.
The leaders took the decision to form the ‘Sangbadik-Saramik-Karmachari Oikyo Parishad’
to ensure the better livelihood, safety and dignity of journalists and media workers.
They vowed that they would take to the street soon to realize their demands.
BFUJ Secretary General Dip Azad conducted the meeting, while BFUJ Vice-President Madhusudan Mondal, Treasurer Khairuzzaman Kamal, Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) President Sohel Haider Chowdhury, BFUJ Office Secretary Sebika Rani and Executive Member Nure Jannat Akter Sima also spoke, added the press release.
In the meeting, a three-member committee was formed to conduct the Khulna Union of Journalists (KUJ) elections.
Former BFUJ President Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul was made chairman of the committee, while ex
KUJ President Sheikh Abu Hasan and SM Zahid Hossain became members of the committee.


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