The underprivileged worker is not a machine

Even with low productivity, a Bangladeshi worker working an average of 14-15 hours a day produces $1,400 or more a month.

The minimum wage question: Owner's profit versus worker's survival

The debate over wage increase has risen at a time when the majority of people in the country are suffering due to skyrocketing commodity prices

Books exploring workers’ rights in South Asia

In order to understand the background of the labour movements in South Asia or the plight of workers, here are some books to add to your reading list.

5 books to read for International Workers’ Day

Concentrating on women workers from Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Pakistan, Women and Work in South Asia also tackles the advancement of individual corporate sectors due to the involvement of women workers.

Tell me about problems instead of complaining to foreigners: PM to labour leaders

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (May 8, 2022) urged labour leaders not to approach foreigners and complain against the country. 

Football: Qatar population booms on back of 2022 World Cup

Qatar's population has swollen by almost 40 per cent since the emirate was chosen to the host the 2022 World Cup, official government figures have revealed.

Khulna jute mills workers block road, rail routes

State-run jute mills’ workers of Khulna have blockaded the road and railway in the district to press for their five-point demand. The blockade is running parallel to a strike they are observing since April 4.

US student jailed in North Korea

US student Otto Warmbier has been given 15 years hard labour in North Korea for crimes against the state.

Toiling away childhood

Only for a few hours on Friday mornings, Mizan and his brother Raihan were given time off work. They spent it playing cricket on the roof of Selim Super Market at Kaliganjbazar in Keraniganj.

September 1, 2015
September 1, 2015

Saudi firms stop hiring 'costly domestics' from Bangladesh

Saudi Arabia’s recruitment offices have decided to stop hiring Bangladeshi workers claiming that a supply crunch has raised costs, reports an Arab English daily, Arab News.

August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015

93-years-old 'Rainbow Grandpa' saving a Taiwan village with art

Known as “Rainbow Grandpa”, Huang’s artwork has kept the village safe as the surrounding area has been flattened.

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

6 killed, many trapped in Bagerhat cement warehouse collapse

At least six workers were killed, 30 injured and another 50 feared trapped under the rubble when the roof of a cement warehouse at Mongla in Bagerhat collapsed

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