Job cuts, unpaid wages add to woes of women workers
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Dhaka, Sept. 9 -- A majority (30 per cent) of women workers remained unpaid while 18 per cent cannot join their work as workplaces are closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) revealed on Wednesday.
It said about 16 per cent of the women workers are being provided with partial wages by their employers, another 16 per cent were sacked while 20 per cent lost their jobs temporarily.
The findings of the survey on Covid-19: Economic-Social Condition of Women Workers in Bangladesh, were disclosed at an online press conference, by BMP. It was conducted between June and July this year.
Participating in the survey, about 67 per cent of the women said domestic violence has increased at their ...
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