Home-Based Worker News Jan 20 2013


Home-based workers


INDIA. “Beedi workers seek hospital; to protest on Jan 28.” Times of India (January 20, 2013) Dakshina Kannada. MANGALORE: Akhila Bharatha Karmika Sangha will hold a protest to push for a hospital for Beedi workers in Dakshina Kannada district in front of deputy commissioner’s office here on January 28.

BANGLADESH. “Bangladeshi workers stage mass hunger strike in capital.” Press TV (January 4, 2013) Hundreds of Bangladeshi garment workers have staged a hunger strike in the capital Dhaka in a show of protest against low pays and poor working conditions.

CAMBODIA. “Fears factory will shut.” Phnom Penh Post (January 9, 2013) Mom Kunthear. About 500 workers continued to block the gates of Fabric’s Art factory in Kampong Speu province for the third consecutive night after equipment removal on Saturday sparked fears that the company was shutting down the factory.

BANGLADESH. “Workers demand arrest of Tazreen owner.” The Daily Star (January 10, 2013) Bangladesh Garments Sramik Oikya Parishad on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the home ministry demanding arrest of Tazreen factory owner Delwar Hossain.