Muhith to sit with journalist leaders on 9th wage board Aug 17

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PV Desk : Finance Minister AMA Muhith will sit with leaders of three organizations of journalists at 12 noon on August 17 at the finance ministry to hold discussions on the 9th wage board for journalists.

The three organisations are: Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) and Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU).

“I will definitely sit with journalist leaders to talk about the 9th wage board,” Muhith told reporters after a meeting with the Newspaper Owners Association of Bangladesh (NOAB) at the secretariat in the city.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu and National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Nojibur Rahman, among others, were present at the meeting.

In the meeting, Muhith said, they discussed about the 9th wage board for journalists, but no decision was taken.

“We have collected different information on the newspaper industry through the meeting,” he added. Hasanul Haq Inu said the meeting discussed different problems of the newspaper industry, but no decision was taken in the meeting.