Taslima Akhter

Ensure fair treatment of garment workers during Eid

Garment workers' bonuses and payments are either not paid on time or not at the proper rate.

15h ago

Will our RMG workers get an acceptable living wage?

The reaction of the owners to the workers' legitimate demand, however, has been totally unacceptable.

7m ago

Don't RMG workers deserve a dignified life?

The workers protesting for a minimum wage of Tk 25,000, but those in power are concocting ways to thwart this mission.

8m ago

How much longer will RMG workers have to shoulder losses, but not profits?

Behind the scenes of ‘Made in Bangladesh’

1y ago

When will we hear stories of workers’ lives truly improving?

This year’s May Day, now in its 136th year, follows the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence. Since our independence, the success of Bangladesh’s garments sector has featured repeatedly and prominently in national and international forums.

2y ago

The Leave Trap

This song “Eight Hours”, penned by IG Blanchard and composed by Reverend Jesse H Jones, gained popularity towards the end of the 19th century, eight years before the advent of May Day. They were both residents of Boston.

5y ago

From Triangle to Rana Plaza: Workers must be the priority

Over four million people's lives are closely intertwined with the ready-made garments (RMG) industry in Bangladesh—as are the deaths of over a thousand workers of Rana Plaza, which collapsed on this day six years ago. I remember it was a day of scorching sunshine. The Bengali New Year had begun only ten days earlier. This is usually a time of joy and celebration when people take a fresh look at their life and make plans that would change their future. What was it like for those ill-fated workers?

5y ago

Are women not revolutionaries?

It is true that the task of remembering revolutionary women at the rallies of the October Revolution Centennial falls primarily on the women. But the responsibility is not theirs alone.

6y ago
June 15, 2024
June 15, 2024

Ensure fair treatment of garment workers during Eid

Garment workers' bonuses and payments are either not paid on time or not at the proper rate.

November 2, 2023
November 2, 2023

Will our RMG workers get an acceptable living wage?

The reaction of the owners to the workers' legitimate demand, however, has been totally unacceptable.

October 2, 2023
October 2, 2023

Don't RMG workers deserve a dignified life?

The workers protesting for a minimum wage of Tk 25,000, but those in power are concocting ways to thwart this mission.

January 9, 2023
January 9, 2023
May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

When will we hear stories of workers’ lives truly improving?

This year’s May Day, now in its 136th year, follows the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence. Since our independence, the success of Bangladesh’s garments sector has featured repeatedly and prominently in national and international forums.

May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019

The Leave Trap

This song “Eight Hours”, penned by IG Blanchard and composed by Reverend Jesse H Jones, gained popularity towards the end of the 19th century, eight years before the advent of May Day. They were both residents of Boston.

April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019

From Triangle to Rana Plaza: Workers must be the priority

Over four million people's lives are closely intertwined with the ready-made garments (RMG) industry in Bangladesh—as are the deaths of over a thousand workers of Rana Plaza, which collapsed on this day six years ago. I remember it was a day of scorching sunshine. The Bengali New Year had begun only ten days earlier. This is usually a time of joy and celebration when people take a fresh look at their life and make plans that would change their future. What was it like for those ill-fated workers?

November 17, 2017
November 17, 2017

Are women not revolutionaries?

It is true that the task of remembering revolutionary women at the rallies of the October Revolution Centennial falls primarily on the women. But the responsibility is not theirs alone.

April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017

In the battle between rights and aid

April 24 – the day when thousands of lives and dreams were lost forever – is once again knocking at our doors.

March 3, 2017
March 3, 2017

Why higher minimum wage is also a woman's issue

International Women's Day is just around the corner. Every year this day brings with it a fresh calculation of the triumphs and losses of the women's movement.

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