Finally there is a gazette notification by the government regarding the salary for the workers of newspaper and news agencies. Their salary is hiked by seventy five percent compared to seventh Wage Board.
Eighth Wage Board was formed on the 18th June of 2012. This board was headed by retired justice Kazi Ebadul Haque. The board submitted their report on 30th June of this year. They recommended for seventy percent increment. Later considering various facts the government decided to go for seventy five percent increment. Though this gazette is published on Sunday, it is effective from 11th September as it is printed on that day.
This decision from the government came after weeks of demonstration including hunger strike by the newspaper workers. They were demanding major hike as living cost has increased significantly in recent years.