Leaders of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists on Wednesday said that finance minister AMA Muhith’s comments on the ninth wage board for journalists were ‘unexpected, unwarranted and unacceptable’.
‘The journalist community has rejected his speech,’ they said at an emergency meeting held its office at National Press Club in Dhaka.
BFUJ president Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul presided over the meeting, said a release.
The journalist leaders said that the finance minister had given confusing information in his speech regarding the wage board.
The meeting thanked the reporters who gave their instant reactions to the finance minister’s comments and also welcomed different associate bodies and organisations for their reactions over the issue.
The meeting decided to hold a press conference soon in response to Muhith’s ‘confusing’ comments on the ninth wage board, the release added.
The BFUJ leaders also demanded formation of the ninth wage board by August 15.
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