Tea workers have expressed mixed reactions to the daily wage set at Tk 170, following a meeting between tea garden owners and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Gono Bhaban.
Basanti Bauri, 40, of Moulvibazar works for a renowned tea estate as a “plucker”. Her day starts at 5:00am sharp. After paying homage to the family deity, she prepares food for her three children and husband.
Demonstrating tea workers today halted Paharika Express, which runs on Chattogram-Sylhet route, demanding a daily wage of Tk 300.
The authorities of Pran Agro Limited in Natore suspend its production following a demonstration by its workers, demanding a pay hike.
The cabinet yesterday approved a proposal to increase salaries of judges in line with the Eight National Pay Scale.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday asked the educational institutions to return within seven working days the additional money they had collected as tuition fees and registration fees for the SSC examinations.
Water transport workers yesterday threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Wednesday to press home their 15-point demand including wage hike.
Salary increments and promotions of 10 members of Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP), accused of creating a joint bribe fund to quicken their promotion, have been halted.
Public servants are about to see their salaries doubled across the board. We are all for an increase in the pay of public servants given the increase in cost of living we have witnessed over the past few years.