The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its solidarity with the working class and ordinary people of Bangladesh who are facing the unspeakable disaster of the ongoing floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and their consequences such as the overflowing major rivers and the onrush of water from hills of the country.

      According to the information, floods have at least killed 129 people in 31 districts of the country.  Simultaneously it is estimated that more than 3 million people were affected by the floods, 7.5 million people are at still risk of flooding, and every day thousands of people are added to the long list of affected ones.  Also, the floods caused big damages in houses, public...

The World Federation of Trade Unions,  the militant voice of more than 100 million workers who live, work and struggle in 130 countries of the 5 continents expresses its solidarity with the working class of Bangladesh and the workers’ struggles for free, public, full and universal health care for all. 

Health care is not a commodity but a right should be provided for free for...

The World federation of Trade Unions ( WFTU ) in its Asia-Pacific Regional meeting held on 1st July 2020 noted with serious concern about the lay off, persecution and deaths of the Jute workers of Bangladesh who have launched a relentless struggle against the Bangladesh Governments dangerous move of closing down the Government owned mills and hand them over to the private owners.

The workers...

In Bangladesh, construction workers are facing very difficult circumstances due to the pandemic. The number of workers is more than 60 million, with about 78% of them working in unestablished sectors. These are people who play a significant role in building our countries, and their life is at stake. They get low wages, no work safety, very low or no compensation or health care and so on, with the...

PAME Greece, a member of the WFTU, expresses its solidarity with the workers of Paradise Cable Limited factories in Naraynganj, Bangladesh, organized by the Garment Workers’ Trade Union Center (GWTUC), who are leading an ongoing indefinite occupation of the Labor Ministry building in Dhaka.

They are protesting for the immediate payment of their wages, which have gone unpaid by the owners of...

The workers of Paradise Cable Limited factories in Naraynganj, Bangladesh, organized by the Garment Workers’ Trade Union Center (GWTUC) are leading an ongoing indefinite occupation of the Labor Ministry building in Dhaka. They are protesting for the immediate payment of their wages, which have gone unpaid by the owners of the factory for 13 months now. Their other demands include the payment of 3...

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to Save the Lives of the Workers Garment Workers’ Trade Union Centre, representing the interests of more than five million garment workers in Bangladesh, a leading supplier of garments in the whole world, has called on all parties involved in the industry to take a responsible role in tackling the global Corona pandemic. The statement also...

The World Federation of Trade Union, on behalf of its more than 100 million workers in 132 countries of the 5 continents, denounce the death of two people after the police attack on a workers’ protest in Bangladesh.  The Crown Wears workers were demanding their unpaid wages and benefits by blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway at Jamirdia area of Bhaluka in Mymensingh on Monday, April 6th...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, strongly condemns the new murder of at least 11 workers in a new fatal labour accident in Bangladesh.  The new “accident” took place at a plastic factory in Hijoltola of Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital.  One worker died in during the fire and 10 others died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital due to their multiple burns.  There are at...

A fire in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, leaves thousands homeless while it is estimated that houses of at least 3000 people had destroyed. The fire spread in one of the sprawling slums in which numerous workers are crowded in makeshift accommodation in order to be close to the nearby factories. Once again the insecure and miserable living conditions of thousands of workers in Bangladesh are...

The Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) declared on July 2, that the Party strongly rejected government’s announcement of increasing Gas Price saying it irrational and anti-people. Accordingly, the Left Democratic Alliance, an alliance of eight left-leaning political parties, comprises CPB, BSD and other left parties has called a half-day strike (hartal) across the country on July 7 to protest...

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