Bangladesh

Bangladesh; in the militarized factory - visions of the devouring demons of capital

RMG women protest

Notes from the recent wave of struggles in the Bangladesh garment industry - there are ghosts in the machine...

Bangladesh: carrot and stick - security forces fire on garment workers as government recalls unions

RMG workers riot

Garment workers continue their agitations... and the uncertain role of unions.

Bangladesh; garment workers attack factories as thousands wildcat and riot

The ongoing unrest in the garment factories continues...

Bangladesh: migrants export class struggle

In recent days over 800 Bangladeshi workers have been deported by the Kuwaiti government for organising strikes and violent protests.

Water transport workers in Bangladesh in national wildcat

After around 38 hours, passenger vessels resumed services in Bangladesh on Saturday 12 June as water transport workers partially called off their countrywide wildcat strike demanding higher wages.

A world food crisis; empty rice bowls and fat rats

A short look at the problems in world food production and supply, and its links with rising oil prices, global warming and changes in farming techniques.

Bangladesh; life's a gas! $100 a month employee grabs 'bonus' of $145 million

Gas plant

The extent of the corruption discovered within the Bangladeshi gas supply industry is astonishing even the anti-corruption investigators (see earlier story).

Bangladeshi garment worker murdered by bosses - and other developments

Last Wednesday (30th Jan) two workers in World Dresses Ltd, Mirapur, Dhaka, were attacked and beaten by management staff at the end of an evening shift.

Bangladeshi garment workers keep up the pressure - more clashes

Bangladeshi workers continue the protests and strikes that have been escalating in recent weeks.

Bangladeshi garment workers out again and escalating

There have been more clashes in the Mirpur industrial area of Dhaka (see previous report); on Saturday 12th thousands of garment workers again demonstrated for improvements in conditions.