Chattogram journos demand immediate announcement of 9th Wage Board
Journalists of Chattogram held a protest rally in front of Chattogram Press Club slating the statement of Newspaper Owners of Bangladesh (NOAB) on Sunday.
Chattogram Bureau :
Journalists of Chattogram held a protest rally to press home their five points charter of demand including immediate implementation of the ninth Wage Board for the media persons.
Rejecting the statement of Newspaper Owners of Bangladesh (NOAB) Journalist leaders also threatened to go for tougher agitation programmes including work abstention across the country.
They came up with the warning during an agitation programme in front of Chattogram Press Club this afternoon.
The programme was organised by Chattogram Union of Journalists (CUJ) with its president Nazim Uddin Shyamol in the chair and addressed, among others, by vice president of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists' (BFUJ) Reaz Haider Chowdhury, Chattogram Press Club (CPC) President Ali Abbas, its General Secretary (GS) Chowdhury Farid, former BFUJ Vice President Shahidul Alam, CUJ leaders Mostaq Ahmed, Ashif Siraj, Abu Taher Mohammad, Mohammad Ali, Hasan Ferdouse, Ratan Kanti Devasis, Shabur Shuvo, M Shamsul Islam, Iftakharul Islam.
The CUJ will also hold a protest rally in all its units from June 17 to June 21 and submit memorandum to the Information Minister on June 22. The five points charters of demand includes implementation of 9th Wage Board Award, declaration of holidays for journalists and employees on all public holidays, formation of monitoring cell for Department of Film and Publication(DFP) and income tax statement for the owners of newspapers and news agencies.