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Remittance rises in August, thanks to Eid

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Bangladesh
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Remittance hit a 14-month high in August, mainly due to Eid-ul-Azha, in a development that may bring a sigh of relief for the government.

Last month migrant workers sent home $1.42 billion. The last time this high an amount was remitted was back in June last year, when $1.47 billion was sent. After that, the monthly remittance was $1-1.2 billion.

August's receipts are also a Read More


Asean’s obligation to migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Bangladesh
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In June 2014, the Thai government abruptly decided to crack down on undocumented migrant labour in the country, resulting in a mass exodus of some 220,000 Cambodian migrant workers who poured back across the border into Cambodia, leaving authorities here to deal with a sudden and unexpected influx of people in need of jobs.

Three years later, in July of this year, it happened all o Read More


Lack of coordination pushes migrant workers towards uncertainty

Posted by jaypee 221 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.dhakatribune.com — Blame game and lack of coordination between the ministries concerned and recruitment agencies have increasingly been pushing migrant workers towards risk and uncertainty. 

The scenario revealed itself during a conference styled “Safe Migration and Pr Read More


Migrant workers in graft mire

Posted by jaypee 223 days ago Bangladesh
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Around 90 percent of five lakh Bangladeshi male workers had to pay two to three times the usual migration cost last year to obtain work visas for seven countries, including five in the Middle East.

They also paid bribes at different stages at the Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry and the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) for visa approval to go Read More


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

Posted by jaypee 440 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


Bangladeshi domestic workers to get 1,200 Qatari riyals

Posted by jaypee 595 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.

Brigadier Mohammed Ahmed M Al Atiq Al Dossary, additional director general of passport department Read More


Zero tolerance for abuse of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 647 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 653 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