Railway working staffers threaten strike over restoration of additional time allowance

Bangladesh Railway Operating Employees and Labor Staff Affiliation right now threatened to go for an indefinite work abstention from August 28 demanding restoration of the 75 p.c working allowance (additional time), which they used to obtain with pension beforehand.

The choice got here from an emergency assembly held on the affiliation’s central workplace in Chattogram metropolis’s Pahartali, reviews our native workers correspondent.

“We’ll go on an indefinite strike from August 28 if the federal government don’t meet the demand by August 27,” stated Md Omar Farooq, publicity secretary of the affiliation.

Based on Bangladesh Railway, working staffers get a particular additional time allowance, equal to sooner or later’s fundamental wage, for each eight hours’ work. After retirement, they used to get with pension 75 p.c of their whole working allowance earned all through their profession .

However in 2021, the federal government cancelled the 75 p.c working allowance.

Jahangir Hossain, normal supervisor (East Zone) of the BR, earlier advised The My Information that the railway ministry is working with the finance ministry on the difficulty. “We hope this difficulty will probably be resolved quickly,” he added.

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