Hossen Sohel of DOT
The Wage Earners’ Welfare Board has decided to conduct mass hearing of the migrant workers on the first Wednesday of every month, reports The Daily Star. The hearing will be held at the office of the director general of the Wage Earners’ Welfare Board on Prabashi Kallyan Bhaban at Old Elephant Road, Dhaka.
“This office is always working to settle any complaints of the migrants considering the economic contribution they make by sending remittance,” says an office order issued by the Board on January 27.
“As part of this, the mass hearing will be will be held from 10:00am to 12noon on the first Wednesdays every month at the office of the director general,” it says.
According to the Board, there are some 1.20 crore Bangladeshis working across the globe. They send home around $15 billion, hard-earned money that’s lifeline of Bangladesh’s economy.
The Wage Earners’ Welfare Board said it has been working for welfare of the migrants, including assisting the aspirant and returnee migrants, including bringing back the dead bodies of the migrants, payment of its cost, repatriation of the sick migrants and providing them with financial and medical treatment.