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BRTC staffers lock head office demanding arrears

FE Online Report | Published: July 22, 2019 13:23:19 | Updated: July 22, 2019 18:08:53


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Around 60 workers and employees of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC), including drivers and mechanics, have put the head office at Motijheel in Dhaka city under lock and key demanding their arrears.

They started the protests since this morning under the banner of BRTC Sramik Karmachari League. According to the protesters, they have not been paid for up to 16 months.

The BRTC last in January witnessed a strike enforced by its workers and employees at its Joar Sahara depot in the capital demanding their outstanding payments.

The state-owned transport agency has about 3,000 drivers, technicians, office assistants and security guards working at its all 22 depots, of which six are in Dhaka, across the country.

According to the public sector wage scale, these BRTC staffers receive third- and fourth-class pay.

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