21 | 10 | 2019

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 revealed.

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 the gas tariff hike.

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its solidarity with the working class of Bangladesh on the occasion of the 6th dark anniversary of the Rana Plaza bloody crime which had cost the lives of 1134 garment workers, including 851 women, on 24th April 2013. The collapse of the eight-story commercial building named Rana Plaza uncovered the murderous, barbaric and unsafe working conditions of an industry that creates profits of billions USD to the foreign and local bourgeoisie.

The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its 95 million workers in 130 countries condemns once again the prevailing situation in the factories of Bangladesh and the lack of even the most fundamental safety measures.

At least 8 garment workers, were injured as a fire broke out in a garment factory in the capital of Bangladesh which was closed back to 2014 because of the undertrained prevailed safety measures and infrastructure.

A press release calling for international solidarity after the arrest of leaders of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB)

News Sent by- Hasan Tarique Chowdhury, Head of International Department Communist Party of Bangladesh Central Committee

Seven leaders of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Garment Worker Trade Union (GWTUC) were sent to jail on  1st April, 2018 afternoon when they surrendered at CMM court, Dhaka, after finishing the bail period granted by the High Court, related to a case filed by the association of garments factory owners.

The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents stands on the side of garment workers of Bangladesh who are struggling, demanding monthly dignified minimum wages.

The garment industry gives extremely low wages to the workers although garments constitute the vast majority of Bangladesh’s exports. The WFTU expresses its support and solidarity to the militant struggles of the class oriented trade union movement and the working class of Bangladesh.

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World Federation of Democratic YouthWorld Federation of Democratic YouthTerrorism driven by fundamentalist groups has become a major problem faced by the entire world currently, which ruthlessly causes bloodsheds around the globe. There has been a deadly terrorist attack on 1st and 2nd of July 2016, on a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 28 people, among these 20 foreigners 6 militants and two police officers have been killed by the terrorist attack. The responsibility of these attacks has been claimed by the fundamentalist, terrorist organization. Initially, we would like to express deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wish fast recovery of those who have been injured.

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