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.
If fast fashion must dominate the “national interest,” then at the very least we must compel the state apparatuses to play a truly mediating role on behalf of “the nation.
Labour Day in certain countries and May Day in others, is a celebration of the hard-working labour classes. While International Labour Day or May Day is celebrated on 1 May worldwide, Labour Day in the United States is celebrated in September. On May Day, big cities all over the globe often have labour parades, and rallies. Women's rights, working conditions for immigrants, and the worsening of workers' conditions are all highlighted.
At a time when the demand for jute products in the world is increasing, and new private jute mills are being established, government workers are being handed over to the private mills.
The captain boasts of taking advantage of the tail wind, the earth’s rotation and the earth’s curvature, but the fact remains that Los Angeles (LAX) to the airline’s hub city takes no less than 16 hours.
I was born in Nabinagar thana, Brahmanbaria district (the then Comilla district). My ancestors were not involved in any kind of job or business. At one point, our insolvency reached a point where it was no longer possible for me to continue my education, so I moved to Dhaka to earn a living.
Sanowar Hossain is longing for justice for over nine years after he filed a case with a Dhaka labour court in 2010, seeking compensation for his termination by his employer in Gazipur.
With nearly two decades of strong economic growth, the world’s highest employment ratios and lowest unemployment rates, and massive technological innovation, some say “Asia is the future” or even “The future is Asia”.
The Day has its origin in the USA. In the late nineteenth century, the working class was in constant struggle to gain the 8-hour work day. Conditions were severe, and it was quite common for labourers to work 10 to 16 hours a day in unsafe conditions.