Bangladesh

Bangladeshi garment workers return to work

Dhaka, Bangladesh: there has been a return to work after two days of strikes and protests which spread to 50 factories and involved thousands of garment workers in Mirpur, Dhaka (see earlier report).

Worked to death - Bangladeshi garment workers take to the streets after workmate dies

On Wednesday (2nd Jan) this week several thousand garment workers from around 20 factories completely blocked a main highway from 8am to 5 pm in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh - aftermath of a cyclone

In recent days there have been demonstrations across those coastal areas of Bangladesh worst-hit by the 'Sidr' cyclone of 15 November.

Garment workers struggles escalate again in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi garment workers

Tejgaon, Dhaka; yesterday morning (Saturday) new clashes broke out in the city's industrial zone. Up to 25,000 garment workers came out on wildcat strike and fought both police and management-hired thugs. Over 50 people, including cops, were injured - some seriously.

Jute workers attack union leaders in Bangladesh amid wider unrest

RM examines a new wave of workers' struggle in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: 100 hurt as garment workers clash with police

Production in most parts of the Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) in Savar remained suspended throughout the day yesterday as clashes between workers and police left at least 100 people injured.

Student revolt: riots across Bangladesh

A clash on Monday 20 Aug on Dhaka University campus, when students at a football game were manhandled by soldiers, has escalated into a nationwide student revolt.

Water, energy and crisis in Bangladesh

How water and electricity scarcity impacts on life and politics. Plus a brief look at the ongoing governmental crisis.

Bangladesh: Strikes, clashes and party leaders to be exiled?

Following on from our previous report, workers at the four Khulna jute mills were locked out by bosses last week.

On Bangladesh today and tomorrow

After six months of effective martial law and widespread political purges imposed by military anti-corruption squads under the caretaker government, we now begin to hear reports of class struggle reappearing.