Monthly Archives: February 2019

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11,000 RMG workers fired

Photo: BASUG Archive Around 11,000 apparel workers of 99 factories in the capital as well as Ashulia, Savar, Gazipur and Narayanganj were fired and 3,500 others implicated in 34 cases as fallout of their movement held in January to press the demand of proportionately wage hike, according to the IndustryAll Bangladesh Council. IBC leaders said that the sacked workers, mostly union leaders, activists or senior workers, were not getting jobs anywhere

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Experts Worried Over Sending Female Workers to KSA Without Training

Migration experts and migrant rights activists expressed their worries over sending Bangladeshi female domestic workers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia without training. They urged the government to ensure pre departure training for female workers before allowing them migrating abroad as many female workers became victims of sexual abuse and torture in the Arab country. They made their observations over a recent news articles that about 30.000 Bangladeshi

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Nearly 200 ‘Bangladeshis’ crammed into Indonesia shophouse

Bangladeshi nationals are seen gathered outside a police station following a raid on a shophouse in Medan on Wednesday. — AFP photo Almost 200 men identified by police as Bangladeshi have been found crammed into a shophouse in Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday. Police in the city of Medan on Sumatra island were tipped off to the group by suspicious residents who lived nearby. When police raided the shophouse on Tuesday they found some 192 men,

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Giving refugees a voice

The idea originated in a Greek refugee camp: fifteen young Afghan women founded ‘Migratory Birds’, a newspaper made by refugees for refugees. For the young authors, reporting about their own lives is an act of self-empowerment, writes Gordon Wullner. EVER since birth, Mahdia Hosseini has been reminded of her ‘worthlessness’. She was born to an Afghan refugee family living in Iran, where she faced a ‘permanent psychological and intellectual

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