Sylhet City Corporation officials on Tuesday staged a sit-in as part of Bangladesh City and Municipality Officials and Employees Federation movement for realising their 6-point charter of demands.
The SCC officials and employees gathered in front of the Nagar Bhaban’s main entrance in the morning and staged the sit-in between 11:00am and 12:00pm to press home their demands.
Their demands include launching pension scheme for the officials and employees of the city corporations and municipalities in the country, pay their salaries and bonuses from the government ex-chequer, replace the city and municipality act’s articles, including its articles 53(2), 54(2) and 68, by time befitting articles, regularise the jobs of officials and employees recruited under the master rule, prioritise their dependants in appointing new manpower and provide approved festival allowances for the retired officials and employees of city and municipality corporations.
During the sit-in programme, leaders of the SCC Officer Association and Employee Council in a rally announced that they would observe a 2-hour work abstention between 11:00am and 1:00pm on March 19.
They would also handover memorandums to the LGRD minister on March 28 and the prime minister on April 5.
The SCC Officer Association convener Ruhul Alam presided over the rally that was addressed, among others, by the Employee Council president Abdul Basit, general secretary Akhter Siddiquee
Bablu, OA joint secretary Chandan Das and Hanifur Rahman and EC joint secretary Kabir Uddin
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