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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Malaysian firm to be sued for not paying Bangladeshi workers

The Malaysian government initiated legal action against WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd to court for withholding the salaries of its workers from Bangladesh and Nepal. The decision comes following a three-day strike by 2,000 migrant workers earlier this week. Malaysian Human Resources Ministry in a statement today said the Sepang-based latex glove manufacturer was found to have withheld the salaries for its migrant work staff since November last year, reports

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Climate Adaptation Training for Women Empowerment Held in Nepal

Kathmandu, 26 January: The two days training course on “empowering women to adapt climate change effects for sustainable growth” was held at the Janabhabna College in Nepal on 24-25 January 2019. The training course was orgnanised as a part of the on-going project of BASUG in collaboration with its local partner SOLVE Nepal and with the support of the German International Development Cooperation GIZ and CIM. About 40 women representatives from

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RMG Workers’ Pay Disparity: German envoy wants peaceful solution

Peter Fahrenholtz, German ambassador to Bangladesh. Photo taken from official website of German embassy Germany ambassador to Bangladesh today said that the issues regarding the current movement by the ready-made garment workers over the disparity in their new wage structure should be resolved peacefully. “There must be a peaceful mechanism to resolve these issues,” Peter Fahrenholtz wrote in his twitter account re-twitting a news published

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Remittance buoyant

Inflow hit a record high in 2018 Remittance hit an all-time high of $15.53 billion in 2018, giving a breather to the country's ongoing foreign exchange crisis. Last year's inflows were 14.79 percent higher than 2017's, according to data from the central bank. The ongoing depreciating trend of taka against the US dollar, a strong stance taken by the central bank to fight illegal money transfers and the good commission offered by banks to remitters

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