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1,500 migrant workers face food shortage | The Daily Star

Posted by jaypee 231 days ago Bangladesh
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Around 1,500 Bangladeshi migrant workers at a construction firm in Saudi Arabia have been allegedly suffering from food shortages.


The company is not paying workers' wages for months. Rather, it is firing employees, a report run by BBC Bangla Service said yesterday.


“We are now getting food once a day. Some Indian companies are helping their nationals. The Bangladeshis Read More

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Bangladeshi domestic workers to get 1,200 Qatari riyals

Posted by jaypee 386 days ago Bangladesh
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Qatar's government has agreed on increasing the salary of Bangladeshi domestic helps working there to 1,200 riyals from the existing 900 riyals.


The matter was decided on Thursday at a joint working group meeting between the two countries at the capital's Prabasi Kalyan Bhaban.


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Zero tolerance for abuse of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 438 days ago Bangladesh
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Police must investigate reports by medical staff that the 10-year-old child who died at Dhaka Medical College after reportedly setting herself on fire, had said she wanted to kill herself because she could no longer bear being abused by her employers.

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Bangladesh can now send male workers to Saudi Arabia: Secretary

Posted by jaypee 444 days ago Bangladesh
http://bdnews24.com — Saudi Arabia has lifted its “informal restriction” on Bangladesh, allowing the country to now send male workers there, the expatriates welfare and overseas employment secretary has said. Read More
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Protect our migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 448 days ago Bangladesh
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IN 2015, we witnessed the ghastly experiences of thousands of Bangladeshi migrants, rescued from the death traps set by the human traffickers in the Bay of Bengal. After the rescue of thousands of trafficking victims and the discovery of corpses of ill-fated Bangladeshis and Rohingya people in Thailand and Malaysia, the issue finally drew the attention of the national and international me

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Govt to launch helpline for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 459 days ago Bangladesh
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The government will launch a helpline for domestic workers to provide them with necessary assistance.

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Detained Asylum Seekers Seek Transnational Justice

Posted by jaypee 494 days ago Bangladesh
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The migrants crossed the Mexican border the same way thousands of others will this year, exhausted and desperate for relief. But when they encountered US immigrat

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Policy to protect domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 517 days ago Bangladesh
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The Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy, 2015 is expected to get cabinet nod by mid-November.


"The policy is expected to be placed for the cabinet approval by November 15," labour and employment secretary Mikail Shipar told BSS.

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