Employees from 328 municipalities have been continuing an indefinite sit-in programme for the second consecutive day to press their demands of payment of the salary and other benefits from the government exchequer.
At least 2000 municipal employees under the banner of Bangladesh Pourashava Service Association took positon in front of the capital's Jatiya Press Club on Monday noon.Earlier, they held a rally at in the capital's Engineers' Institute yesterday and declared to continue their programme till thier demands are met.
From the programme, they urged the government to ensure salary, pension, gratuity and others allowances like government employees for the municipalities’ employees from the state coffer.
“We won’t leave the capital based following any false assurance. If the Prime Minister Office issues a written directive to meet our demand, only then we will withdraw our programme,” the protesters said.
Usually, 328 municipalities of the country provide as many as 27 services like birth, citizenship and death certificates, road lighting, trade license, garbage cleaning, EPI vaccination and rabies vaccination.
All the services remain suspended during their work abstention in all the municipalities’ areas of the country.