May Day

Mayday May Day

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.

April 30, 2022
April 30, 2022

Does anyone care about the jute mill workers?

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.

May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019

A story untold

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.

May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019

Mayday May Day

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.

May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019

Working for a brighter future in Asia

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”.

May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019

Labour Courts: Justice delayed

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.

April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019

May Day — how it came to be

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.

May 1, 2018
May 1, 2018

No mayhem, maintain cordial relations: PM to employers, workers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges both employers and workers to maintain cordial relations among them avoiding any mayhem in their workplaces.

May 1, 2018
May 1, 2018

May Day being observed

The historic May Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe with a pledge to establish the rights of workers.

May 1, 2018
May 1, 2018

Caught in a web of toil and torture

Every day, Rehana Khatun had to toil for hours for a family of 12 near Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Despite this, she was not properly fed and allowed to sleep for more than four hours.

May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017

PM urges owners, workers to work together for industrialisation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges the owners and workers of the industries to always keep in their mind the spirit of the immortal May Day and work together for country's industrialisation.