Purchasing power of factory workers in the capital and its outskirts has fallen sharply amid surging inflation.
The government has worked out a plan to send 8.10 lakh Bangladeshi workers abroad and provide skills development training to 5.20 lakh in the current fiscal year (2022-23).
A total of 53 workers left for Malaysia last night (August 8, 2022) as the nation's labour market was opened to Bangladesh since it ceased accepting workers in 2019.
Bangladeshi workers should be allowed into Malaysia to address its shortage of workers in crucial sectors, says the National Association of Private Employment Agencies Malaysia (Papsma), in a call to Putrajaya.
Bangladesh Civil Society for Migrants (BCSM) today called upon both Bangladesh and Malaysia governments to avert repeat of past mistakes including “syndication” that led to closure of the Malaysian market to Bangladeshi workers.
The labour market for Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia will resume only after the Covid-19 situation turns normal in the Southeast Asian country, Expatriates’ Welfare Minister Imran Ahmad said today.
Bangladesh has urged Malaysia to finalise protocol amending the MoU between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Bangladesh (G2G plus) on the employment of workers.
Dhaka today urged the countries which host migrant workers, to consider the interests of Bangladeshi expatriates sympathetically in the present context of Covid-19 pandemic.
Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad has sought till Monday to resolve the ongoing crisis over return of several thousand stranded Bangladeshi expatriate workers to Saudi Arabia.