Labour

Labour

Dr Yunus sued for violating labour laws

The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) has filed a criminal case against four people including Grameen Telecom chairman Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus for allegedly ...

Dr Yunus sued for violating labour laws

Rohingya crisis

No visible hope ahead

Given Bangladesh’s population in proportion to its area, there is no scope for the Rohingyas to take up permanent settlement here. Interestingly, the international community in recent times has been ...

No visible hope ahead

Interview: Tasneem Siddiqui

‘It is not impossible to recover the dues of the returned migrants’

After drugs and arms smuggling, human trafficking is the third largest underground business. Its network is worldwide

Tasneem Siddiqui

Women hardest-hit in pandemic job market: ILO

Globally, between 2019 and 2020, 4.2 per cent of women's employment was eliminated as a result of the pandemic, representing a drop of 54 million jobs, compared to 3 per cent of men’s employment or ...

Women hardest-hit in pandemic job market: ILO

RMG sector

Many garment factories yet to pay workers' wages

The holy festival of Eid-ul-Azha is fast approaching. However, more than five and a half hundred export-oriented garment and textile factories have still not paid the June wages of their workers

Many garment factories yet to pay workers' wages

9 writs over 5 fire incidents still pending disposal

Lawyers involved in the petitions said victims received a little compensation immediately after filing the writ petitions but these petitions are still pending disposal

This 21 February 2019 file photo shows the entire Churihatta area in Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar in ashes after a devastating fire.

Workers’ safety and work environment

‘Negligence’ in inspection of factories

Fire in Ashulia’s Tazreen Fashions factory killed 111 workers. As the gate of the factory was shut, the workers could not escape. Eight years later, 52 workers lost their lives in the same way in the ...

‘Negligence’ in inspection of factories

Narayanganj factory fire

CPD calls for ensuring workplace safety at factories

A total of 222 garment factories across the country, of which 66 per cent are export oriented—have confronted fire incidents during 2020

Flames rise the morning after a fire broke out at a factory named Hashem Foods Ltd. in Rupganj of Narayanganj district, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 9 July 2021

Narayanganj factory fire

ILO urges to follow nat'l code in building construction and maintenance

ILO is shocked and saddened by the tragic incident of a fire at Hashem Food and Beverage factory in Rupganj of Narayanganj which caused the loss of life of at least 52 workers

ILO urges to follow nat'l code in building construction and maintenance

Narayanganj factory fire

'Only two staircases in such a large building'

The six-storey factory building of Hashem Food and Beverage Limited with 35,000 square feet in every floor had only two staircases giving limited scope for trapped workers to escape when it caught ...

'Only two staircases in such a large building'
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