Category: Bangladesh

Bangladesh Migrant Labor

Migration, media and remittance

It is estimated that one out of every seven people on earth, more than one billion individuals are directly impacted by remittances Migration, media and remittance are interlinked. If safe migration is ensured, and if we get the total remittances through formal way/ proper channel, the whole scenario of migration will be positively changed, and […]

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Despite Labour Laws, South Asian Workers Suffer in Jordan’s Billion Dollar Industries

South Asian workers from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh working in Jordanian garment factories in Dhulail Industrial City. Courtesy: Rina Mukherji.

Unlike other countries in West Asia, Jordan lacks petrodollars. In 1996, an agreement with the US gave the country preferential duty-free and quota-free access to the American market. This was the first such agreement the US ever had with an Arab nation and saw the establishment of Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZ) – essentially, industrial zones created […]

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Bangladesh Migrant Labor

Listen to the migrant workers

If you listen to the migrant workers attentively, you will realize that despite not being dangerous they themselves are in danger unfortunately, and illogically! Millions of Bangladeshi migrant workers have been working sincerely in different sectors in many countries. They are sending foreign remittance worth billions of taka to Bangladesh. But it is unfortunate that […]

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Bangladesh Malaysia Migrant Labor

Differences over cost of recruitment

Private manpower recruitment agencies claim that migration costs will be around 2,00,000 Bangladeshi Taka when the Malaysian market opens. Recruitment agencies told Ekattor TV that they have paid bribes every step of the recruitment process from Malaysia to Bangladesh. But the Bangladeshi government maintains that the cost of recruitment will be less than 80,000 Taka. […]

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SAARC initiative and migrant labour

The 2014 South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit took an initiative on the issue of migrant labour. It sought to ensure safety, security, and wellbeing of their migrant workers in the destination countries outside the SAARC region. This was to be done with the help of international bodies such as the International Labour […]

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Bangladesh Malaysia Migrant Labor

Firm with dubious records in charge

Malaysia appoints Synerflux to recruit workers from Bangladesh; rights groups say the decision will lead to monopoly Malaysia has appointed a private company to manage recruitment of Bangladeshi workers under the new G2G Plus system, despite rights groups’ fears that the appointment of a single company will lead to monopoly. The Malaysian company — Synerflux […]

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