Bangladesh

Tea workers: Poorest of the poor, in Bangladesh

On May 20, 1921, around 30,000 tea labourers left their workplace in Sylhet region and started walking towards Chandpur Meghna Ghat. When they reached there, the then Assamese police opened fire on the protesters. Many of the workers were killed, and their bodies were thrown into the river. The rest fled.
Marking the incident, Tea Workers Day will be observed tomorrow like every year.

Sylhet tea-garden workers strike for higher wages

Workers of 22 tea gardens in Sylhet district today went on a work abstention dem

Workers of twenty two tea gardens in Sylhet district today went on a work abstention demanding 16 months’ unpaid wages and a wage increase.

History: Peasant Movements in Bangladesh

farmers of Bangladesh

A history of peasant movements in Bangladesh.

The government's satisfaction, the hardships of the farmers!

farmers of Bangladesh

The election manifesto in the current government, 'food for everyone' will be ensured, By 2013, Bangladesh will be made self-reliant in food again. Increasing subsidy in agricultural equipments, making available agricultural inputs and increasing the coverage of agriculture credit and simplifying the receipt. Irrigation will be expanded and affordable, adequate measures will be taken to preserve the crop. Provision of fair prices for crops and all agricultural produce will be ensured.

Life and struggle of women's tea workers in Bangladesh

Tea workers of Bangladesh

Talking about the life and struggle of the women workers of Bangladesh, discussion of the current situation is not enough. If their past history is not picked up, the history of their life struggle will be called partly. It is also relevant and necessary to highlight the history and struggle of their arrival in Bangladesh.

The workers demand the minimum wages to be sixteen thousand taka

Garment Workers 'Rights Movement urges Ashulia to stop' suppression of oppression 'on garment workers and Tk 16 thousand for workers' minimum wages. This demand was made from a solidarity rally in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Note: TK. 16,000= $200 per month only, that means per day only about 6 U$D.)

Environmental movement: save Sundarbans, Bangladesh

For the first time in history, Bangladesh is experiencing a mass movement to save a forest – the largest mangrove in the world. The government of Bangladesh and India are going to build a 1320 MW coal fired power plant in Rampal, besides Passur river, just 14 km away from the Sundarbans.

Smashing H&M in South Africa: not the first attack on the garment supply chain (and not the last either!)

A H&M that's seen better days, South Africa.

Hand-wringing over the trashing of a few H&M branches in South Africa ignores the often highly militant struggles of the workers in H&M's supply chain (and others like it), themselves often women of colour and one of the most combative sections of the international working class.

Behind the camouflage; a new strike wave in the Bangladeshi garment sector

Garment workers protest - Ashulia, Dec 2016

Following a period of relative quiet after the 2013 Rana Plaza factory disaster, new struggles emerge from the garment factories.

The binds that tie: unions, ‘solidarity’, civil society and foreign policy in Bangladesh

Striking Tuba workers

A look at the new unions emerging as part of the reforms of the garment industry – and Western influences on them. Plus workers continue to struggle to be paid what they are owed...