Saturday, July 11, 2020 YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW Home  City 12:00 AM, June 23, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:05 AM, June 23, 2020 Bangladesh should raise voice for unpaid returnee migrant workers: experts 29 Shares 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".  TOP

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