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TUESDAY, July 20, 2021

1,160 Gulf Returnees: They lost
Tk 1.8 lakh each in wage, perks
amid Covid
Says rights body report

Staff Correspondent
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:00 AM

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t least 1,160 Bangladeshi returnee migrants each incurred an

average loss of about $2,119, or Tk 1.8 lakh, in wages and other
entitlements in six Gulf countries amid the pandemic, according to
a new survey report.
Of the returnees, 67.7 percent said they did not receive due wages
after February, 2020, says the report of Bangladesh Civil Society for
Migrants (BCSM).
The highest amount of loss a returnee migrant incurred was $7,063
and the lowest was $35, it says.
The average monthly income of the respondents was $329 or about
Tk 27,970, it adds.

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