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May Day 2021
[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://awajfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/may-day-1.mp4"][/video] 2020 was a terrible year for workers. Workers struggled to survive, to feed their families and to get to work safely. Workers risked their health and became infected with Covid in their workplaces. Violence against workers… Read more
4 Bangladeshis trafficked in Togo rescued after 18 months
Four Bangladeshi trafficking victims who were rescued in West African country of Togo have returned home after more than 18 months of their uncertain journey. Transnational traffickers tortured and snatched a huge amount of money from them as the Bangladeshis… Read more
Hop Lun Apparels Ltd. Sommilito Sramik Union (HLALSSU) signed a groundbreaking 24-point Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the management of Hop Lun Apparels Ltd on 6 June 2020, under the leadership of Union leader Aklima Akter. While the rest of… Read more
New Report Finds Protections Lacking for Women Workers in the Bangladesh Garment Sector
A study by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and Awaj Foundation finds that women in the ready-made garment manufacturing sector in Bangladesh do not receive legally required benefits, including paid maternity leave. The study, “Maternity Rights and Childcare in Bangladesh:… Read more