A group of employees of the state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (BAPEX) is holding a sit-in program in the capital with the demand to make their job permanent.
The agitators said that they arranged the protest after getting no response from the prime minister's office, state minister for power and mineral resource and Bapex managing director to a memorandum they submitted earlier.
Bapex Managing Director Mohammad Ali has asserted that those getting jobs without any circular would in no way be formalized as permanent employees of the organization.
Some 500 employees working for Bapex in 14 gas fields across the country staged demonstration in front of the National Press Club recently.
The protesters announced that they will continue the sit-in program until their demands are met and have threatened to fast to death.