Dhaka, Aug 6 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday ordered the authorities concerned to maintain a status-quo for two months on implementation of the gazette notification of the ninth wage board for journalists.
The bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice Mohammad Ali passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Matiur Rahman, president of Newspaper Owners Association of Bangladesh (NOAB).
It also issued a rule asking why the finalisation of the ninth Wage Board Award without publishing recommendations of the Wage Board Award committee in gazette notification for giving opportunity to concerned stakeholders to raise objections, if any, according to the Labour Rules 2015 and submission of the final recommendations to the government should not be declared illegal.
The Cabinet Committee led by Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, formed for finalising Wage Board Award, secretaries to the Information Ministry and Labour and Employment Minister and Chairman of the 9th Wage Board Award have been asked to respond within four weeks.
Advocate Mohamamd Yusuf Ali stood for the petitioner.
On July 26, Minister Quader said the recommendations for implementing the Ninth Wage Board will be sent to the Cabinet and it will take the final decision once the Prime Minister returns home.