18 Jun 2013

Bangladesh: indefinite strike for pay parity

Bus services in ten districts of Khulna came to a halt yesterday morning, as workers in the Bangladesh Transport Workers’ Federation began an indefinite strike. They are demanding pay parity for drivers, supervisors and helpers on different routes.
Union leaders say the operators are paying Tk 1200 to a driver, Tk 500 to a supervisor and Tk 450 to a helper for a round trip on Dhaka-Chittagong route – but they are only paying Tk 900, Tk 350 and Tk 370 for the respective jobs on different routes.

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