Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Leaders of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) on Wednesday demanded of the government to form the eighth wage board for the journalists and employees of newspapers and news agencies immediately.

Addressing an emergency meeting at its office in Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka, the leaders said the lives of the journalists and employees of the newspaper industry have become extremely miserable due to continued price hike of essential commodities.

They expressed concern, as the authorities concerned are yet to begin the process of forming the wage board despite having necessary instructions from the prime minister in this regard.

General Secretary Abu Zafar Surja and former general secretary Omar Faruque spoke at the meeting with Vice-President Enamur Reza Dipu in the chair.

BBN/SSR/AD-18Aug11-1:18 am (BST)