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Bahrain authorities trying to solve Bramco wages problem

Bahrain authorities have stepped in to resolve an ongoing unpaid wages row in a company, with labour officials handing over scores of passports back to the employees in the past week. Officials from both the Labour and Social Development Ministry and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) are reportedly stationed at the Bramco Group labour camp in Askar, making a ... Read More »

Social Leadership Challenge workshop held at EWU

Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) – With a view to engaging students in bringing out solutions for several socio-economic problems facing society, a workshop was held at city’s East West University (EWU) on Sunday. ‘Socio Leadership Challenge (SLC) season 2’ arranged by Rotaract Club of East West University (RACEWU) is an intra-university idea generating competition with the purpose of engaging the ... Read More »

The right investments to address the human capital crisis

By Kristalina Georgieva Washington, DC – For 75 years, the World Bank has been at the forefront of development, helping countries make smart investments to prepare their citizens for the future. It has been particularly focused on the poorest and most vulnerable – their access to infrastructure, health, education, assets, jobs, and markets. In recent years, it has embraced policies ... Read More »

Age limit for govt jobs to be 35 from March: Obaidul

Dhaka, Feb 15 (UNB) – Awami League (AL) Secretary General Obaidul Quader on Friday said the government is planning to announce 35 years to be the maximum age for applying for government jobs.“An announcement in this regard will be made in the next month,” said Obaidul, also Road, Transport and Bridges Minister.The minister came up with the comment when a ... Read More »

Innovative impact fund to create jobs for rural youth

Rome, 15 February 2019 – An impact fund with an innovative approach for attracting much-needed capital to the rural areas of developing countries will be launched at the annual meeting of Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). IFAD, along with the European Union, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), the government of Luxembourg ... Read More »

2 MPs want probe why pregnant UNO made OSD

Dhaka, Feb 11 – Two ruling party MPs on Monday demanded departmental probe into why Sadar Upazila Nirhabi Officer (UNO) of Narayanganj Hosne Ara Begum Bina has been made an officer on special duty (OSD) during her pregnancy for unknown reasons. Taking floor on the point of order, former State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki raised ... Read More »

Descendants block Shahbagh for FF quota

Dhaka, Feb 8 (UNB) – Children and grandchildren of freedom fighters (FFs) on Friday blocked Shahbagh intersection in the city to realise their six-point demand, including reinstatement of 30 percent quota facilities for them in government jobs. Witnesses said over 200 protesters under the banner of ‘Muktijoddhar Santan and Projonmo’ took to the street around 5pm and blocked the intersection, ... Read More »

300 graduates, 26 cos at Bd Youth Leaders’ Career Fair 2019

Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) – The third Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) Career Fair held on Thursday brought together graduates and recruiters under a single roof, allowing them to directly interact with each other. Three hundred BYLC graduates and 26 leading private and nonprofit sector employers, looking to recruit talented young people for entry-level jobs, took part in the day-long ... Read More »

European citizens back unemployment reinsurance

Experts argue that European Monetary Union (EMU) has to be completed by ‘automatic fiscal stabilisers’. Welfare states have built-in stabilisers which cushion economic shocks—unemployment benefits, for instance, support the purchasing power of people who lose their jobs and so sustain effective demand. The argument about EMU is that a monetary union needs mechanisms to buttress or complement the automatic stabilisers ... Read More »

A human-centred agenda for the future of work

When the International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded 100 years ago in the aftermath of the first world war, governments, employers and workers came together convinced that lasting peace and stability depended on social justice. This is still true and, given the dramatic changes we are seeing, should encourage us to take bold and timely action. The constitution of the ILO of ... Read More »

Task force to identify, bring foreign workers under tax net

The National Board of Revenue (NBR)is going to form a taskforce to identify the foreign nationals working in Bangladesh to bring them under the tax net. There will be representatives of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (Bida), National Security Intelligence (NSI) and police in the taskforce apart from the NBR. “This taskforce will mainly work at the field level and conduct ... Read More »

Exclusive: Seven years jail for illegal recruiters

Special Correspondent Those who indulge in illegal recrutiment can be jailed for seven years and fined OMR2,800, (Rs500,000) a draft of Indian Emigration Bill 2019 reveals. According to the draft, which is likely to be tabled in the February Budget Session in the Indian Parliament and passed, illegal recruitment means any act of canvassing, enlisting, contracting, transporting, utilizing, hiring and ... Read More »

Bd Minister wants govt jobs as off-limits for Jamaat people

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq on Wednesday said a law will have to be formulated so that children of Jamaat leaders do not get government jobs. “Not only banning Jamaat organisationally, but also assets of its leaders will have to be confiscated. A new law will have to be framed so that their children don’t get government jobs,” ... Read More »

Garment workers demand withdrawal of false cases

Dhaka, Jan 18 – ‘Bangladesh Garments Sromik Songhoti’ on Friday formed a human chain in front of the national press club in the capital and demanded the withdrawal of false cases against their fellows, which have filled after the protest and urged for the increase in the wages of the garment workers. They also demanded the trial of a killed ... Read More »

Social dialogue key to fixing minimum wages: ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Country Office in Bangladesh has said it is encouraged by the Bangladesh government’s decision to revisit the minimum wages for readymade garment workers through an agreement reached by a special tripartite committee set to examine and resolve the issue. Read More »

Post-Brexit migration plans unveiled

A skills-based immigration system will be introduced to “get control over our borders” when free movement from the EU ends, the home secretary will announce. It will focus on people’s “talent and expertise… rather than where they come from”, Sajid Javid will say later. The system – to be phased in from 2021 – would scrap the cap on high-skilled ... Read More »