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Govt Class-III employees demand 60% salary hike

Staff Correspondent
22 May 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 22 May 2022 00:23:47
Govt Class-III employees demand 60% salary hike
Bangladesh Third Class Government Employees’ Association Secretary General Md Saljar Rahman speaks at a press conference in Dhaka on Saturday — Courtesy Photo

The Bangladesh Third Class Government Employees’ Association has demanded 60 per cent increase in the salaries of government employees for the interim period until the new national pay scale is provided.

The demand was made at a press conference of the association at Sagar-Runi auditorium of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity in Dhaka on Saturday.

The association’s Secretary General Md Saljar Rahman read out a written statement at the press conference.

According to the statement, it was said that after the last national pay scale was approved in 2015, the prices of daily necessities including gas, electricity, water and medical expenses have been increasing abnormally. Therefore, providing a new national pay scale is essential for leading a normal life.

The leaders will issue a memorandum to the Prime Minister on May 24, 2022 to implement their demands.

From May 26, 2022 to June 09, 2022, in various government institutions in the capital, administrative divisions and districts, employees will rally in support of the demands. If the demands are not implemented, on June 11, 2022, a human chain program will be held in front of the National Press Club.