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  • 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 Day in Bangladesh

    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.

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced 5 more Medical universities if reelected

    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 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.

  • 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.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    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.

  • Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu

    Inu for workers-friendly politics

    Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu calls upon all to practice workers-friendly politics and run workers-friendly economy in the country to build a society free from discrimination and exploitation.

  • Many tea workers aren't aware of May Day

    Many labourers working at the tea gardens in the country are not aware of the significance or history behind May Day. "Around one lakh out of seven lakh workers at 163 tea gardens aren't aware of the day, they knew the day is a public holiday,"

  • Workers rally on May Day in Dhaka

    Amid a growing demand for a new salary structure for workers and ensuring their justified rights, the historic May Day is observed in the country.

  • Fire at Karwan Bazar

    On May 1, a fire completely destroyed 186 shops in Karwan Bazar, causing irrevocable loss to the shopkeepers.

  • May Day! May Day! And Mayday!

    May Day 1: Our most common understanding of May 1 being a holiday is that it represents a movement for the establishment of the rights of workers.

  • Karwan Bazar fire: Probe report in 2 weeks

    The fire service yesterday started a probe into the Karwan Bazar fire that gutted 186 shops on May Day.

  • PM stresses for good employer-worker relation

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put emphasis on maintaining good relations between the employers and workers to boost productivity for the country's further advancement.

  • Govt wants to cling to power forever: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia alleges that the ruling Awami League government is cooking all necessary recipes to cling to power forever.

  • May Day observed

    The historic May Day was observed in the country as elsewhere in the world in solidarity with the movement for establishing the socio-economic rights of the working class.

  • Troubles of Bangladesh's transport workers

    The usual eight-hour working time a day is not applicable for him. He has to work almost double the time.

  • BNP gets DMP nod to hold May Day rally

    The BNP has got permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police to hold a rally at the city's Suhrawardy Udyan tomorrow.

  • BNP to hold May Day rally at Suhrawardy Udyan

    BNP has got permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police to hold workers’ rally in Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan on the occasion of May Day.

  • Khaleda Zia

    Khaleda to hold workers’ rally May 1

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold a workers’ rally in Dhaka on May 1 on the occasion of May Day.

  • Lost & found: Tale of a Sarail puppy (video)

    This is a story of a Sarail hound puppy being lost and later found 103 days later by the owner.

  • Most Needed and Most Neglected

    ONE of the most cherished privileges many expat Bangladeshis miss about their motherland is the comfort of having others do all their household chores –

  • Is the new model of trade unions the answer?

    THE history and development of trade unions in the garment sector is different from other industrial sectors of Bangladesh.

  • Observing May Day

    AS we observe another May Day, we note with concern that despite tremendous economic progress over the last few decades...

  • A day in the life of a restaurant worker (video)

    Employees at different hotels and restaurants in Pabna are forced to work 12 to 15 hours a day. And despite this long hours of work, they are poorly paid.

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