The government raised the price of gas in eight categories, including that of household users, despite persistent opposition from consumer rights groups.
The workers have not been paid for 6 to 13 weeks, and have been demonstrating in different parts of Bangladesh’s industrial belt. The strike entered its fifth day on May 18.
‘Thousands of workers dismissed earlier haven’t been re-appointed yet and in most cases, workers didn’t even receive their legal compensation,’ says workers’ organizer
Unions in Bangladesh have asked the government to intervene in false cases against thousands of workers arrested and fired from their jobs for participating in the December protests.
On Tuesday, the Dhaka police denied permission to noted writer and activist Arundhati Roy’s event, hours before the program which was scheduled to be held in Dhaka.
In this episode, we report about the protests in Belgium and Haiti, and termination of thousands of Bangladeshi workers
According to local reports, the companies have forced many senior employees to resign, presumably to avoid paying higher wages and social security benefits. Earlier, over 5,000 employees had been arrested for taking part in protests in January
Over 5,000 workers were dismissed for taking part in protests, demanding higher wages earlier this month. The workers had pointed out that even after the government announced a hike, they were still living on poverty wages.
On January 8, police fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at protesters. As many as 50,000 garment workers walked out of 4,500 factories in Bangladesh
The Grand Alliance, led by the Awami League of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, secured 288 seats while the National Unity Front was able to secure only 7.
The elections in Bangladesh on December 30 are a key moment in the country’s history with critics accusing the Sheikh Hasina government of authoritarian tendencies
Amid the global health and economic crisis perpetrated by the neoliberal economic model, Dr. Amit – in the words of Bertolt Brecht – reminds us that in the dark times, there will be singing, about the dark times.