WFTU statement on the floods in Bangladesh

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its solidarity with the working class and ordinary people of Bangladesh who are facing the unspeakable disaster of the ongoing floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and their consequences such as the overflowing major rivers and the onrush of water from hills of the country.

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APRO solidarity statement with the Bangladesh Jute Workers

The World federation of Trade Unions ( WFTU ) in its Asia-Pacific Regional meeting held on 1st July 2020 noted with serious concern about the lay off, persecution and deaths of the Jute workers of Bangladesh who have launched a relentless struggle against the Bangladesh Governments dangerous move of closing down the Government owned mills and hand them over to the private owners.

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The current situation of construction workers due to COVID-19 in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, construction workers are facing very difficult circumstances due to the pandemic. The number of workers is more than 60 million, with about 78% of them working in unestablished sectors. These are people who play a significant role in building our countries, and their life is at stake. They get low wages, no work safety, very low or no compensation or health care and so on, with the employers rarely being convicted. There is also neglect on behalf of the state, without even having a national database with all…

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Call for Solidarity: GWTUC, Bangladesh

The workers of Paradise Cable Limited factories in Naraynganj, Bangladesh, organized by the Garment Workers’ Trade Union Center (GWTUC) are leading an ongoing indefinite occupation of the Labor Ministry building in Dhaka. They are protesting for the immediate payment of their wages, which have gone unpaid by the owners of the factory for 13 months now. Their other demands include the payment of 3 years accrued overtime pay, vacation pay and bonus pay. The protesting workers are determined not to withdraw from their occupation until their demands are met. The…

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Global Corona Pandemic: Call of the Bangladeshi Garment Workers

All Parties Have to Take Responsibility to Save the Lives of the Workers Garment Workers’ Trade Union Centre, representing the interests of more than five million garment workers in Bangladesh, a leading supplier of garments in the whole world, has called on all parties involved in the industry to take a responsible role in tackling the global Corona pandemic. The statement also demanded that during this crisis local owners, international retailer brands and other supply chain beneficiaries move forward in a sensitive, humane role in order to save the lives of workers whose blood-soaked labor…

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WFTU statement on the death of two people after the police attack on a workers protest in Bangladesh

The World Federation of Trade Union, on behalf of its more than 100 million workers in 132 countries of the 5 continents, denounce the death of two people after the police attack on a workers’ protest in Bangladesh.  The Crown Wears workers were demanding their unpaid wages and benefits by blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway at Jamirdia area of Bhaluka in Mymensingh on Monday, April 6th, 2020.

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WFTU condemnation statement on the fatal labor accident in Bangladesh

The World Federation of Trade Unions, strongly condemns the new murder of at least 11 workers in a new fatal labour accident in Bangladesh.  The new “accident” took place at a plastic factory in Hijoltola of Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital.  One worker died in during the fire and 10 others died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital due to their multiple burns.  There are at least 23 more injured workers. According to one of the injured workers, the fire broke out at a room where eight cylinders of…

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