labour rights

Bangladesh Police Investigate Death of 10-Year-Old Child Worker

DHAKA, July 25 – Police in Bangladesh are investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy at a textile mill who was killed after co-workers inserted the nozzle of a high-pressure air pump in his rectum and turned it on. The boy, Sagor Borman, worked at a textile mill in Narayanganj, on the outskirts Dhaka, and

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Bonded Laborers in India Brick Kilns Slowly Learn They Have Rights

By Rina Chandran KARJAT, India, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of brick kiln workers in India’s western Maharashtra state are learning from activists that they have the right to a minimum wage, basic amenities and fair treatment – but remain in debt bondage to owners who deny them these rights with impunity. The

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