Some 84 per cent of the country’s garment workers had worries about Covid-19 pandemic during the first week of last month when they were called back to work amid a strict nationwide lockdown with the virus still surging.This was revealed in a recent survey jointly conducted by South Asian Network on Economic Modelling (SANEM) and Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) under a project titled “Garment Worker Diaries” to collect data on the working conditions, income, expenditure, food security, wage digitization, and health of garment workers of Bangladesh. The report mentioned that during the first week of August, garment workers were recalled to work amid the unexpected easing of the national lockdown. Also read: Garment workers have little access to Covid-19 vaccine information, says a study On August 6, garment workers were asked about how they felt about being recalled to work with the lockdown still in place.
More than 100 garment factories remained open in Savar and Ashulia ignoring safety of the workers and calls to shut down amid concerns over a coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Dhaka, Aug 10 (UNB) – Claiming that all the garment workers have already been paid their wages and bonus, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has said the payment will not be a media issue from the next year.
Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB) – Garment workers blocked several roads in Mirpur area of the city on Thursday demanding payment of their wages and bonus before Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated on August 12.
Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB) – There is no possibility of unrest in the garment sector centering the upcoming Eid ul Azha, ensured the Labour and Employment Ministry and national trade organisations on Thursday.
Dhaka, July 25 (UNB)- Garment workers blocked the Malibagh-Kuril road for about two hours on Thursday after one of their fellows was allegedly beaten to death in a factory at Paschim Hajipara in Malibagh on Thursday.