One thousand GP workers at risk of losing jobs
About one thousand workers of Grameen Phone are at risk of losing their jobs. The company has taken initiative to implement a project named ‘CDC’ and for that reason Grameen Phone Employees Union (GPEU) thinks that the fear of losing jobs has been created in different sections including technology division.
Informing their fear the workers at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity wanted government interference. They said, fear of losing jobs of 6 hundred workers is created only in technology division of the company.
GPEU president Fazlul Haque presided over the press conference while general secretary Mia Mohammad Shafiqur Rahman Masud read out the written statement. After delivering speech 12-point demand was placed on behalf of the organization.
In the written speech Shafiqur Rahman Masud said that they were threatened by the company through email and also complain was filed against the names of general workers with labor directorate as the technology department workers protested the move. From 2007 total five thousand workers including three thousand permanent workers left Grameen Phone by phases.
It was said at the press conference that in 2015 after making GP customer service department as outsource the jobs of temporary workers were not renewed. Nearly two hundred workers took the willing retirement package.
Masud said, in 2018 a project enforced by Telenor named Project Bridge was taken to reduce workers from other divisions excluding technology and commercial divisions which will continue till 2019. In this process many were given willing retirement and more will be.
GPEU president Fazlul Haque, publicity secretary Rafiqul Kabir Saikat and other leaders were present at the press conference.