Workers in trouble
It is matter of great regret that our workers abroad are facing a hard time. Every day we hear the news of labour retrenchment by foreign companies or their employers. A large number of workers are coming back home because of faulty recruitment, dishonesty of the employers who don't pay wages and other benefits regularly and finally prevailing global financial crisis. Labour unrest, nowadays, is a common phenomenon around the world. Bangladeshi workers who go abroad (mostly the Middle East and some South East Asian countries) sell their only possession like a small piece of land or mortgaging their own house to the village mahajons or lenders in order to meet the expenses with the hope that they will be able to earn some money. But when they are betrayed and those minimum requirements are not fulfilled as promised earlier, they don't have any way out but life long disappointment. In most of the cases, it is due to some dishonest middlemen and recruiting agencies who form a syndicate along with their foreign counterparts. There is an allegation that our missions in those countries have failed to tackle the situation in many cases. They have not taken any effective measures in this regard. We should keep in mind that those poor and unfortunate workers, who are the lifeblood of our economy, send a huge amount of remittance to our country every year.
So, the country should do its bit for their survival.