Africa must keep its eye on long-term development needs. IITA will play its role in equipping the next generation to advance agriculture and feed the people of Africa.
77% Bangladeshi returnee migrants struggling to find jobs
Around 77% of the returnee migrants in Bangladesh were struggling to find jobs between April and November last year because of Covid-19 pandemic, says a study.
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.
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…
Migrant workers’ wage protection system in Bahrain
Bahrain Labour Minister issued recentl;y resolution No. 22 of 2021, on the stages of applying the wage protection system for workers in Bahrain’s private sector establishments.
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.
International migration disrupted by COVID-19, says UN
Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may have reduced the number of international migrants by around two million globally by mid-2020, a decrease of around 27 per cent in the growth expected from July 2019 to June 2020, the United Nations has said.
‘Incentive still inaccessible for most migrant workers’
Dhaka, Jan 18 – The migrant workers are among the most affected people of Bangladesh due to the ongoing pandemic but got less attention when it came to incentive disbursement.
Bangladesh Mission in Italy honours top remittance senders
Dhaka, Jan 10 – The Embassy of Bangladesh in Rome, Italy has honoured five expatriate Bangladeshis and a business organisation with “Remittance Award”. The event was held on Thursday on the occasion of “International Migrants Day 2020”.
KL urged to bring back stranded Bangladeshis to workplaces
Dhaka, Jan 8 – Dhaka has urged Kuala Lumpur to do the needful for bringing back the stranded Bangladeshi workers to their old and new places of work in Malaysia on humanitarian grounds.
Deal Bangladeshis living abroad with dignity: PM Hasina
Dhaka, Jan 6 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry and recruiting agencies to take care of Bangladeshi expatriates.
Remittance up 37 percent in first 6 months of current fiscal
Dhaka, January – Inward remittances witnessed a massive growth of 37.6 percent in the first six months of the current fiscal 2020-21, over the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.
20 migrants dead off Tunisia after boat sinks, more missing
TUNIS, Tunisia (UNB/AP) — About 20 African migrants were found dead Thursday after their smuggling boat, which was trying to reach Europe, sank in the Mediterranean Sea, Tunisian authorities said. Five survivors were rescued and the Tunisian navy is searching…
BdeshJaatra: Migration info platform launched in Bangladesh
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Agency for Migration, launched BdeshJaatra, an online information platform that provides information on safe migration, sustainable reintegration, and remittances management for aspirant migrants, migrants abroad, returnees, and their families.
PM for skills development to meet world’s future needs
Dhaka, Nov 25 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid emphasis on creating highly skilled manpower to meet the future needs as the world is now talking about the fourth industrial revolution.
Global Migrant Festival being held until 29 November
The Global Migrant Festival 2020 is an arts festival held every two years, comprising of thirty online events held over the course of nine days. The Festival is a showcase of diversity, featuring over two hundred participants from around the…
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.
Multi-lingual awareness-raising videos on Qatar labour laws
As we all know, Qatar has introduced landmark labour reforms that set non-discriminatory minimum wage and allow workers to change jobs without the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their previous employers.
Call to Promote, Protect the Rights of Workers in South Asia
A Charter of Demands written by the South Asian Regional Trade Union Council (SARTUC) has been issued. The Charter of Demands aims to show support to the 12 Indian Trade Unions and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) – Asia-…
164 BD migrants including 9 Mizdah survivors back from Libya
One hundred sixty four Bangladeshi migrants, including nine survivors of the tragic Mizdah incident in Libya, have returned home on a voluntary humanitarian flight from Libya.
Stranded migrants need dignified return: UN body
The UN Committee on Migrant Workers has called on governments to take immediate action to address the inhumane conditions of migrant workers stranded in detention camps and ensure their orderly, safe and dignified return to their home countries.
Dhaka urges Riyadh to increase flights to carry migrants
Bangladesh has requested the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to increase flights between the two countries so that the expatriates who got stuck here can return to their workplaces smoothly.
Migrant workers crowd Biman, Saudi Airlines booths for ticket
Saudi expatriates gathered in front of Biman and Saudi Airline offices in the city on Thursday for having their air tickets confirmed to go back to Saudi Arabia.
Migrant workers stage demo for 3rd straight day for tickets
Migrant workers staged demonstrations in front of the Expatriate Welfare Ministry in Eskaton area of the capital on Wednesday morning, demanding extension of tenures of visas and Iqamas, and arrangement of air tickets for returning to Saudi Arabia.
Europe migration: EU to reveal mandatory rules on migration
The European Union is set to detail new, mandatory measures on managing migration, which has challenged the unity of the bloc for several years.
Supporting Migrants and Remittances as COVID-19 Rages On
By Saad Noor Quayyum and Roland K. Kpodar WASHINGTON, Sep 18 2020 (IPS) – Just as COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted some communities more than others, globally, the virus has had an oversized negative impact on migrant workers.
Dhaka to send workers to 6 more countries
The government has taken an initiatives to send workers to six new countries as a part of efforts to export manpower to alternative labour markets.
Qatar sets minimum wage and allows workers to switch jobs
The Qatar’s Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ALDSA) has announced the adoption of Law No. 17 of 2020 that sets the minimum wage of all workers, including domestic workers, at QAR 1,000 per month as a basic…
নারীসহ ১০১ বাংলাদেশিকে ফেরত পাঠিয়েছে যুক্তরাষ্ট্র
অবৈধ অনুপ্রবেশের দায়ে নারীসহ ১০১ বাংলাদেশিকে ফেরত পাঠিয়েছে যুক্তরাষ্ট্র। শনিবার দুপুর ১২টায় যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের একটি বিশেষ বিমানে দেশে পৌঁছান তারা।
Nepal Welcomes Qatar Labour Reform
By Upasana Khadka KATHMANDU, Aug 31 2020 (IPS) – Even as Nepali workers stranded overseas face confusion and uncertainty during the Covid-19 crisis, labour reforms in Qatar – including an increase in the minimum wage announced in Doha on Sunday…