Tag Archives | Worker unrest

Ansar personnel allegedly killed three workers in Kushtia

The workers of Akij bidi factory in Hosenabad village under Doulatpur thana in Kushtia district were demanding a wage increment for a long time. On July 15, 2012 at around 12:00pm, when they again demanded a wage raise, the factory manager Mohammad Khorshed Alam, on behalf of the owner, announced that their wages will not be increased. As a […]

July 15, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Labour rights in the readymade garments industry in Bangladesh

Since May 2006, the RMG industry of Bangladesh has been experiencing various workers unrest which turned into violent incidents in 2008, causing violations of the prevalent emergency situation which even the major political parties did not dare to do. In this background, Odhikar, with support from OXFAM Great Britain, embarked on an initiative of advocacy […]

January 1, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Police action on protesting garment workers

This fact-finding report relates to the unrest of the garments workers of Mirpur in Dhaka and surrounding areas, which erupted on January 8, 2008. Garments workers placed their 8 point demands to the owner of MBM Garments. Their demands included: Their full salaries Overtime Payment of unpaid portion of salaries Ending the sacking of garments […]

March 8, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }