23 Jun '17, 12pm

Bangladesh among worst countries for workers: ITUC index, Business News - AsiaOne

Bangladesh is among the top 10 worst countries in the world for workers as they are exposed to autocratic regimes and unfair labour practices due to inaccessibility to rights, said the International Trade Union Confederation. The Brussels-based organisation is the world's largest trade union federation representing 181 million workers through its 340 affiliated organisations within 163 countries and territories. Bangladesh got a rating of 5 in the ITUC Global Rights Index 2017, meaning there is no guarantee of rights for workers in the country. The other countries that were rated the same as Bangladesh are: Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, the Philippines, Colombia, Kazakhstan, South Korea and Turkey. The ITUC's report, which put the spotlight on the Ashulia labour unrest of last year, comes on the heels of the International Labour Organisation's observations last w...

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