At a meeting, they also voiced deep concern that the Information Ministry still did not form the ninth wage board despite the prime minister’s repeated directives to this end, and said it has demonstrated the ministry’s utter negligence and hostile attitude towards all media people, including journalists.
The meeting was held on Monday at the Jatiya Press Club with BFUJ President Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul in the chair, said a press release yesterday.
The journalist leaders said the Information Ministry has no interest in ensuring the welfare of journalists and employees working in different media outlets.
They also said no demand, including the revival of the Newspaper Employees Services Condition Act, 1974 (amended), of journalists placed to the minister was met.
The BFUJ leaders observed that the media people are going through a hard socio-economic condition due to the unusual price hike of essentials following the announcement of the new pay scale for government officials and employees.