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Staff, drivers confine BRTC chairman

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Staff and drivers of the 22 depots of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) on Monday confined their chairman in his office room at BRTC head office demanding arrears.

Staff and drivers of the 22 depots of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) on Monday confined their chairman in his office room at BRTC head office demanding arrears.

Around 100 drivers and staff of the depots were demonstrating in front of the head office in Motijheel Dilkusha area.

They also demanded all drivers who were previously fired for demonstrating for their arrears should also be reinstated into their jobs.

The demonstrators confined the BRTC Chairman Farid Uddin Ahmed inside the office and also deflated the tyre of his car during the protest.

Of the 22 depots of BRTC, employees of seven depots have arrears pending for more than four months, some going up to 16 months, quoting the demonstrators.

Today is the last day of BRTC Chairman Farid Uddin and the workers are demanding that their arrear should be cleared before he leaves office.

The BRTC chairman who said the workers who remain unpaid for the last three to four months, will get their payment within four months.

But the payment of the rest workers will be cleared as soon as possible, he added.

The issue with arrear came up after a new pay scale was implemented which significantly increased the expenditure of the depots as the expenditure has to be managed from the income of the depot, the chairman said.

BRTC has bought 1100 vehicles and around 500 buses have already been added to the fleet which has increased their income and this will help clear a lot of the arrear within four months, the chairman said.

 

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