President of BGMEA Faruque Hassan on Wednesday hoped 100 percent of workers’ salaries and festival bonuses will be paid before the day of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
Restaurant workers to stage demo Tuesday
Bangladesh Hotel Restaurant Sweetmeat Workers Federation (BHRSWF) will stage demonstrations across the country, including in the capital, on Tuesday demanding their salaries, dues and festival bonus.
Expats to receive better services abroad with easier access
Dhaka, Apr 14 : Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen has said the expatriate Bangladeshis living abroad will receive necessary services more easily and Bangladesh Missions abroad will ensure better services for the expatriates.
58% Bangladeshi women migrant workers return in first year
GreenWatch Dhaka Report A recent research has found that around 58 per cent of the women migrant workers from Bangladesh were forced to return home within the first year of their migration though the duration of the initial contract was…
Are High-Ranking UN Jobs Political Birthright of Big Powers?
developing countries, comprising over two-thirds of the 193 UN member states, are complaining they are not being adequately represented in the higher echelons of the world body.
Malawian Youth removes Unemployment Tears with Agribusiness
After getting tired of searching for employment for seven years, Feston Zale from Chileka area in Malawi decided to venture into agribusiness.
New poll shows governments failing to tackle jobs crisis
One year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, the health crisis has exposed gaps in access to social protection and has left a devastating impact on working people.
337 govt officials promoted to deputy secretaries
Dhaka, Mar 7 (UNB) : The government has promoted 337 officials to the rank of deputy secretary. The Public Administration Ministry issued two gazette notifications in this regard on Sunday. Those who have got promotion have been asked to send…
Singapore, Romania to recruit 12,000 Bangladeshis: FM
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said Singapore will recruit 10,000 Bangladeshis while Romania 2000 more soon.
Singapore sends back 15 Bangladeshis for social media posts
Fifteen Bangladeshis, most of whom were working in the construction industry, have been repatriated from Singapore for social media postings in the wake of recent developments in France, the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs disclosed on Tuesday.
Govt stimulus packages fail to address jobs crisis: experts
With the Covid-19 pandemic morphing into a major jobs crisis in Bangladesh, experts have claimed that the various stimulus packages offered by the government lack incentives for employers to sustain employment.
Tk 1.23 bn BD project to create self-employment avenues
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday cleared a new project involving Tk 123 crore to create self-employment opportunities and alleviate poverty by expanding the activities of Bangladesh Industrial Technical Assistance Centre (BITAC), giving importance to…
Qatar abolishes long-criticized kafala employment system
Dubai, Aug 31 – Qatar, an energy-rich nation, has effectively revoked the long-criticized kafala employment system, said the International Labor Organization.
Maldives extends ban on new Bangladeshi labour recruits
Economic Development Ministry of Maldives extended a ban on entry of new Bangladeshi labourers to Maldives for a period of one year, as the restriction’s September 18 deadline draws closer.
I Came to Qatar to Pursue My Dreams, But it’s a Nightmare
By A Kenyan Migrant Worker DOHA, Aug 19 2020 (IPS) – Like thousands of migrant workers from Africa and Asia, I am finally in the land of my dreams, Qatar. I knew working here would be tough, but I thought…
Sirajganj Economic Zone to create 5 lakh job opportunities
Sirajganj, Aug 13: The Sirajganj Economic Zone (EZ) Limited is expected to generate working scopes for around five lakh people which will remove unemployment problems in the region.
70pc Bangladeshi returnee migrants struggling to find jobs
Nearly 70 percent of surveyed migrants who returned to Bangladesh between February and June remained unemployed, according to a study covering 12 districts.
For a law of ‘algorithmic justice at work’
by José Varela on 9th July 2020 Workers must be protected from adverse decisions where responsibility is displaced to apparently anonymous algorithms.
Kerala High Court asks for govt response on wage theft
Rejimon Kuttappan The Lede first reported in early June that Indian workers in Gulf are subjected to wage theft The Kerala High Court has instructed the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Labour, Kerala government and…
13pc people lost jobs in BD due Covid-19 pandemic: BIDS
About 13 percent people have become unemployed in the country due to Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).
Trump targets foreign workers with new visa freeze
US President Donald Trump has extended a pause on some green cards and suspended visas for other foreign workers until the end of 2020. High-skilled tech workers, non-agricultural seasonal helpers, au pairs and top executives will be affected.
Covid-19 And Migrant Workers: The great wage robbery
“Gulf countries are highly dependent on migrant workers in almost every major sector…and yet they have utterly failed to protect migrant workers, and treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve”—these words were spoken by a representative of Amnesty…
Urgent justice tool for repatriated migrant workers urged
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted millions of migrant workers in destination countries, many of whom have experienced job loss or non-payment of wages, been forced by employers to take unpaid leave or reduced wages, been confined in poor living…
Over half of returnee migrants in need of support now: Brac
A survey released by Bangladesh-based international development organization Brac on Friday reveals 87 percent of the country’s returnee migrants- amid the COVID-19 pandemic – are still struggling without any source of income in their changed circumstances.
Amazon contractors hit hardest by pandemic
She delivers for Amazon, but Adrienne Williams says the e-commerce and tech giant did not deliver for her. The 42-year-old California single mother is among the legion of drivers for Amazon’s third-party delivery firms which have been struggling amid surging…
Stop sacking media staffs and pay arrears: Info Minister
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Monday requested the owners of media houses to stop sacking their employees and pay their arrear salary and allowances.
Gausia market workers stage protest demanding arrears
Shop employees of Gausia market staged demonstrations and blocked Mirpur Road for an hour on Sunday demanding their arrears.
Nearly half of global workforce impacted by COVID-19: ILO
Geneva, (Kanaga Raja) – Almost 1.6 billion workers in the informal economy – nearly half of the global workforce – have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown measures and/or are working in the hardest-hit sectors, the International…
Unions’ responses to the Covid-19 crisis in Europe
by Chiara Benassi on 1st May 2020 @chiarabenax On International Workers’ Day, it is important to recall the crucial role played by unions in protecting the workforce, especially at times of crisis. The Covid-19 crisis is having a huge impact…
Historic May Day on Friday
The historic May Day will be observed on Friday in the country as elsewhere across the world with due respect.