Gas field workers go on strike over Eid bonus in B'baria

Sun Online Desk

2nd July, 2020 01:36:03 printer

Gas field workers go on strike over Eid bonus in B'baria

Workers of Bangladesh Gas Fields Company Limited in Brahmanbaria staged a demonstration on Thursday morning protesting a decision of the authorities to slash Eid bonuses.

Earlier, On June 8, the authorities in a board meeting decided to cut the bonus from the salaries of second and third class employees and to not pay taxes for them, which the company has been paying for long.

The agitated workers staged a demonstration in front of the head office of the company at Birasar in Brahmanbaria on Thursday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am demanding withdrawal of the decision within the next four days.

Later, leaders of the employees' union padlocked the head office at Birasa in the town.

Mentioning that the decision of the management board to cancel Eid-ul-Adha bonus is inhumane, Murshedul Alam, general secretary of Bangladesh Gas Fields Company Employees Union, said they are working at the time of this coronavirus disaster. The company's production has not been disrupted.

“We demand the cancellation of this decision. If our demands are not met within the next four days, we will call for a strong movement in all the gas fields under Bangladesh Gas Fields Company Ltd,” he said.

Bangladesh Gas Fields Employees Union General Secretary Md Murshedul Alam, Joint General Secretary Abu Afjal, Senior Vice President Abdul Abdul Gafur were among others present at the demonstration.