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  • Jute mill workers take to streets for arrears

    The demonstration for arrears by state-owned jute mill workers turned violent once again as agitators vandalised at least 50 vehicles while blocking roads in Dhaka’s Demra yesterday, police said.

  • Demand to hike budget for migrants, their families

    Activists have demanded that the government increase budgetary allocation for migrants and their families in the upcoming national budget of 2016-17.

  • CPD lauds safety steps at factories, says more needs done

    Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) lauds the reforms in ensuring safety standard at garment factories in three years, following Rana Plaza disaster, and adds that more needs to be done.

  • Pave way for unionisation in garments: HRW

    Bangladesh government should urgently remove legal and practical obstacles to unionization in garment industries, Human Rights Watch says.

  • Jute sector gets Tk 1,000cr boost

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the finance ministry to allocate Tk 1,000 crore to the textiles and jute ministry for arrear salaries and wages of jute mill workers and modernisation of the state-owned jute mills to make them profitable.

  • Govt allocates Tk 1,000cr to pay jute mills workers

    The government has allocated Tk 1,000 crore to buy jute and clear the dues of the workers of state-run jute mills amid an ongoing strike and agitation in Khulna.

  • Public safety ignored

    Construction of the massive 8.7km Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover in the capital without adequate safety measures is putting the workers' lives and public safety in great danger, said experts.

  • foreign workers

    Not a worker to be hired by KL

    Following a series of controversies, Malaysian deputy prime minister yesterday said the initial plan to bring in 1.5 million Bangladeshi

  • Fire in Saudi capital kills 10

    5 Bangladeshis killed in Riyadh road crash

    Five Bangladeshi workers are killed and two others injured when a trailer hit their bus as they were going to their workplace in Riyadh of Saudi Arabia.

  • 2 die falling into fuel tank in Narayanganj

    Two people died as they fell into a fuel tank at a filling station in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj

  • 200 workers complain of cheating

    Over 200 Bangladeshi migrant workers, who have been repatriated by their employer from Iraq, yesterday brought allegations of cheating against their recruiting agency and demanded proper compensation from it.

  • EPZs may get trade unions; draft law approved

    Cabinet gives final approval to the draft of the ‘The Bangladesh EPZ Labour Law, 2016’ keeping a provision for constituting labour organisations in the Export Processing Zones (EPZs) as well as forming a permanent wage board for their workers.

  • Fresh hope for 2 lakh expatriates

    More than two lakh undocumented Bangladeshi migrants in Malaysia are set to be regularised, with the legalisation procedure expected to begin next week. The process will go on simultaneously with the recently-agreed recruitment of 1.5 million fresh Bangladeshi workers, said sources in Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Lawsuit, protest over Sylhet twin murder

    Lawsuit filed against unknown assailants over Sylhet city twin murder. Co-workers of the victims protest demanding capital punishment.

  • Saudis want 4 lakh workers

    Saudi Arabia has put forward its demand for more than four lakh Bangladeshi workers -- at least half of whom must be females -- in its domestic service sector.

  • Protests go on at Chandpur tea estate

    Workers of Chandpur Tea Estate in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj yesterday held a rally at the estate, protesting the government move to set up a special economic zone there.

  • Around four million voters kept out Myanmar election

    When Myanmar votes next month in what has been billed as its first free and fair election in 25 years, around 4 million of his fellow citizens, won't be taking part.

  • Nat’l employment injury insurance to be established

    Germany, Bangladesh and International Labor Organization (ILO) have signed a tripartite deal to support the establishment of a National Employment Injury Insurance System in Bangladesh.

  • India truck crash kills 18 workers

    At least 18 workers have been killed after the truck they were traveling in overturned in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh

  • Banks to stay open Jul 15 to clear RMG wages

    Scheduled banks at RMG areas in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Ashulia, Tongi, Savar and Chittagong will stay open for payments of wages.

  • 3 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi road crash

    9 people including 3 Bangladeshis killed in a road accident in Riyad of Saudi Arabia, foreign ministry official says.

  • 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.

  • EU cautions over RMG workplace safety

    European Union has cautions of revisiting its duty-free quota for Bangladesh if poor workplace safety for workers continue in the country.

  • Pakistan dam builders shot dead in Balochistan

    20 workers accused of working on an army-backed dam construction site in the south-western Pakistani province of Balochistan have been shot dead by a large group of gunmen

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