CCC workers rally for job regularisationOur Correspondent . Chittagong
Several hundred temporary workers of the Chittagong City Corporation held demonstrations on Tuesday morning, demanding regularisation of their jobs.
Labour-Employees League, Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal and Sramik Sangstha — three registered labour organisations of the CCC —organised the agitation in front of CCC’s premises, halting work for three hours.
Speakers at the demonstration alleged that the authorities were turning a blind eye to the miserable life they were leading.
‘We have been given assurance for 17 years that our jobs would be regularised very soon, but it was never to happen,’ Samvunath, a cleaner of the CCC, alleged.
At one stage of the agitation, city mayor Monjur Alam Monju appeared at the spot at around noon and assured them once again of starting the procedure to regularise their jobs within one week.
He said according to 1988 organogram of the city corporation they had the scope to regularise the jobs of 2,200 workers and of them the jobs of 1,000 workers had so far been regularised while the rest still remain to be regularised.
‘We would take into consideration the jobs of 1,200 workers as per the scope of the organogram and the job of other workers would be made permanent in phases,’ he said.
According to official data, there are 7,000 temporary workers in the city corporation.
Convener of the movement labour leader Dost Mohammed, councillor Gius Uddin, CCC chief executive officer Ali Ahamed, councillor Islmail Bali and member Abu Tayeb, among others, spoke at the gathering.
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