The indefinite strike by Nesco’s pitchers to demand job security in Gaibandha
Meter readers and bill distributors under Northern Electricity Supply Company Limited (NESCO) have been on an indefinite strike to demand job security.
The strike was observed at noon in front of the Gaibandha Power Development Board at Pichret Employees Unity Council.
At the same time, the speakers said, more than seven hundred employees of Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions have been working as meter readers and bill distributors for about 15-20 years. But the job uncertainty has arisen as Nesco has promised to stabilize the job after taking charge, but has not done so and is in the process of replacing the pre-paid meter. Although he has been informed more than once to make the job permanent, it is not being implemented. In this situation, if immediate action is not taken to secure the job, the speakers announced a strict program.