Welfare of labour in bangladesh

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While Bangladesh's progress has been considerable, and is internationally recognised, there have been difficult moments too and challenges have emerged.

She witnessed a battered Bangladeshi domestic worker being pushed out through the window after she refused to work. This would provide treatment or compensation in the event of a workplace accident or illness. Sometimes workers are repatriated after becoming handicapped temporarily or permanently due to accidents without getting proper treatment or compensation.

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In the industrial sector in Bangladesh, Occupation Health and Safety is a concern as myriads of workers suffer every year due to inhuman condition in the factories. She was probably one in a thousand female migrant workers who got so lucky. This is largely lacking for own-account workers who are earning on a day-to-day basis, and as a result, are left vulnerable. To migrate to Malaysia, Singapore and some other Middle Eastern countries, a worker has to spend up to Tk , from a minimum amount of Tk , Further efforts are needed to ensure that alleged anti-union discrimination and unfair labour practices are investigated and, if necessary, prosecuted in a timely and transparent manner. She soon realised that she was not the only one in such a miserable state. BLF shall aim to improve the socioeconomic status of VGD women and to socially empower them through training on awareness rising, provision of training on IGAs, provision of credit and other support services during and beyond the food assistance period. But there are hundreds whose stories are unknown to us, who may have found that they were cheated but could not find a way out. While in the last few years, things have started to change, there is still little culture of safety and health in Bangladesh. The proposed upgradation of the Directorate into a full-fledged department with additional staff is a step in the right direction and swift action is needed to complete this reform. Substantial research efforts are needed to determine the job needs of destination countries and to develop a credible and dynamic labour market information system upon which informed decisions can be made.

This is largely lacking for own-account workers who are earning on a day-to-day basis, and as a result, are left vulnerable. In the industrial sector in Bangladesh, Occupation Health and Safety is a concern as myriads of workers suffer every year due to inhuman condition in the factories.

Looking to the future Bangladesh has made great progress in many areas as it strives to reach middle income status.

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Since , the rate has slowed markedly and workers' organisations have complained of several challenges during the process of registration. Opportunities are needed to help both young women and men to find jobs in new sectors, and for this reason, skills development is critical. Considering the country-specific situation, women migrants must be made aware of the safety and security measures abroad, especially protective measures on violence against women and sexual harassment. Employers and their organisations have to be part of the decision making process to decide what skills should be imparted by the skills training institutions to bridge the gap between supply and demand for skills. Further efforts are needed to ensure that alleged anti-union discrimination and unfair labour practices are investigated and, if necessary, prosecuted in a timely and transparent manner. The rapid growth of the manufacturing sector was not matched by similar development of regulatory bodies, while little technical capacity and understanding exists on how to manage safety and health at the enterprise level. Measures are required to increase financial assistance for stranded workers waiting to be repatriated, emergency treatment for the distressed, and burial of the deceased workers abroad. Many families rely on the income generated by their children for survival, so child labour is often highly valued. This will benefit migrants, their families, local communities and the nation. In , remittance consisted of more than seven percent of the country's GDP and was higher compared to the aggregate contribution of agricultural, industrial and service sector which is about 6. In addition to these, procedural difficulties, delayed and very long recruitment process, and verbal and informal agreement of employment intensify the vulnerability of migrant workers. The ongoing shift from agriculture to manufacturing and services continues, and there now are some four million workers employed in the RMG sector alone.

Substantial research efforts are needed to determine the job needs of destination countries and to develop a credible and dynamic labour market information system upon which informed decisions can be made.

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