Banglalink CTO freed.. assurance of 'solution to problem'

Banglalink CTO freed.. assurance of ‘solution to problem’


Employees of Banglalink have freed an official after nine hours’ of confinement with the management and police promising to look into the dismissal of a senior engineer.Ujjal Paul, the president of the proposed employees’ union of mobile-phone operator Banglalink, said they had called off their ‘sit-in’ following the assurance to let Chief Technical Officer Perihane Elhamy leave her office around 3am on Friday.Law enforcers remained at the Banglalink headquarters even after daybreak, despite Friday being a weekly holiday and no employees being present.Paul said, “The management will meet to discuss the matter on Sunday. We have been assured that a solution will emerge.”
Around 200 employees had kept Elhamy confined to her office since 6:30pm on Thursday, demanding the revocation of an order sacking senior engineer Shariful Islam Bhuiyan, a member of the proposed union.Paul had earlier said the employees had submitted for approval the names of the proposed committee members to the labour ministry on Feb 7.
Agitating employees alleged that Bhuiyan had incurred the management’s wrath for the formation of the committee.
Banglalink, owned by Egypt’s Global Telecom, is the second largest mobile-phone operator in Bangladesh with over 32 million subscribers in July last year.


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