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Day: August 8, 2014

Strife-torn Areas In Libya: 500 Bangladeshis may return home
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Strife-torn Areas In Libya: 500 Bangladeshis may return home

News Desk: Around 500 Bangladeshis working for different South Korean companies in Libya may return home as their employers have started evacuating workers from the North African country due to intensive clashes between government forces and rebels. Daewoo Engineering and Construction (Daewoo E & C), a South Korean company, has already granted 169 Bangladeshis six months' leave without pay who are now waiting to return home, said Ahsan Kibria Siddique, first secretary of the Bangladesh mission in Tripoli. “The Korean companies have started evacuating their workers from Libya on a temporary basis due to security risks in workplaces,” he said. Bangladeshi workers in Libya are living in fear as the recent spate of clashes between the two forces has intensified. At least five Bangladeshi...
Crackdown on Tuba workers
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Crackdown on Tuba workers

Crackdown on Tuba workers Workers driven away from protest site to take partial salaries News Desk: Shohid, a Tuba Group employee who had been injured during police action on workers' demonstrations, is seen collecting two months' wages at the BGMEA Bhaban in the capital yesterday. They had been demanding three months' pay and Eid bonuses. Photo: Palash Khan Police yesterday clamped down on Tuba Group workers in a bid to force them to break an 11-day hunger strike and take a portion of their outstanding salaries. Around noon the law enforcers drove nearly 1,000 workers away from the protest site by using teargas and pepper spray inside the garment maker's 12-storey factory building in North Badda in the capital. The workers had been staging protests in the building -- around 300 of t...