No bar to gazette publication on 9th wage board for journos

Staff Corespondent
20 August 2019, Tue
Published: 11:32

No bar to gazette publication on 9th wage board for journos

The publication of the final gazette of the Ninth Wage Board constituted to determine the pay structure of journalists and employees of newspapers.

Lawyers said the Supreme Court of Appeal's order There was no obstacle the publication of the Gazette of the Ninth Wage Board.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Mohammad Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after hearing a government petition on Tuesday (August 20).

Earlier, the Supreme Court stayed for eight weeks a High Court order on the ninth wage board for journalists, clearing the way for publication of gazette notification to this end.

It also asked the state to file a regular leave-to-appeal by this time.

Earlier on Wednesday, Chamber Judge Md Nuruzzaman sent the appeal, filed on Aug 8, to the regular Appellate Division Bench.

On August 6, a High Court bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice Mohammad Ali directed the authorities concerned to maintain status quo for two months on publication of the gazette notification of the ninth wage board for journalists.

The HC passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Matiur Rahman, president of Newspaper Owners Association of Bangladesh (NOAB), on August 5.

Earlier in May, journalists and employees of different media houses staged a demonstration to press home their 14-point demands including gazette notification of the ninth wage board before the Eid-ul-Fitr.

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