The collectorate assistants in Tangail continued their work abstention for the third consecutive day yesterday as part of their central programme demanding change of their official designation along with upgradation of salary.
They brought out a procession in the Judge Court area in the morning and later staged a sit-in in front of the office of the deputy commissioner, like the previous two days.
Mozibor Rahman, president of Tangail district unit of Bangladesh Collectorate Assistants Association, and Motaleb Siddique, its general secretary, spoke there.
They said although the designation of collectorate assistants and their equivalent employees of secretariat were equal previously, the government in 2000 changed the designation of the latter and upgraded their salary with promotions.
On the other hand, the designation and salary grade of the collectorate office employees were not changed.
The employees of the collectorate offices have continued movement since 2001 for realising their rightful demands, but the authorities are yet to pay heed to it, the speakers said.
They warned of waging a tougher movement if their demands are not met.
Meanwhile, Md Shahidul Islam, deputy commissioner of Tangail, talked to the agitating collectorate employees and requested them to join their work.