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Bangladesh should raise voice for
unpaid returnee migrant workers:


Staff Correspondent

As a major labour-exporting country, Bangladesh should raise its voice to realise unpaid
dues of migrant workers, since many of them were repatriated arbitrarily in the wake of
coronavirus pandemic, migration experts and advocacy groups said yesterday.
A global campaign called "wage theft" has been taking shape for quite some time, and
Bangladesh should raise its demands there. For this, comprehensive documentation on
migrant workers' grievances is required, they told a webinar.
Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) organised the webinar on
"The other face of globalisation: Arbitrary return of Bangladeshi migrants and their
unpaid dues", the first installment of a series.
Migration expert Prof CR Abrar said civil societies across Asia vehemently started the
"wage theft" campaign. "We need to be part of it," he said, terming unpaid dues of migrant
workers "lost remittance".


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