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12:00 AM, May 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 16, 2019

Journalists demand arrears, festival bonuses by May 30

Journalists staged a demonstration in front of Jatiya Press Club yesterday, demanding that all media employees be paid their arrears and festival bonuses by May 30.

They also demanded implementation of the 9th Wage Board proposals and threat-ened to wage further movement if their demands are not met by that time.

Mollah Jalal, president of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), said they will announce fresh programmes from a demonstration at the the same place on May 30.

Yesterday’s event was organised by a faction of BFUJ. Shaban Mahmud, secretary general of BFUJ, moderated it.

Journalists and media employees have been demanding a stop to unethical layoff, disbursement of regular salaries and enactment of “Media Employee Act, 2018” for a long time.

The demonstrators sought that the media workers, who were terminated recently, be given all their dues as per the current wage board.

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