ট্যাগ: labour

[Part 2/2]   “আমি এখানে কাজ করছি প্রায় ১১ বছর হয়েছে। কিন্তু এই কাজ করতে আমার খুব একটা ভালো লাগে না। ছোট থাকতে আমার বাবা মারা যায়। বড় ভাই কাজে…

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“I’ve been working here as a color master for a while now. Converting plain white into blue, red and other colors is my job. I live here on my own....

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(English) “We don’t get much time for grooming in our line of work; neither is it very necessary. However, I like to get a shave and a haircut every once...

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“The post-graduation period was a little uncertain for me. Usually, when you graduate with your friends you can use each other’s references to get an internship. My case, however, was...

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“I worked at a garment factory till 2007. It was before the time when the government had increased the pay for garment worker. Thus, back then, the pay was very...

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“I have been as lucky as I have been unlucky. I fell in love with a very kind man who had come to me as a customer. He not just...

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“I’m from Bancharampur. In 2007, I moved to Dhaka with my six sisters my only brother. I studied only up to class five. 6 years ago, I joined a garment...

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Story of a van driver at a small garment factory

“When I’m driving around the empty van, I enjoy it! It’s light, and the breeze against my body on long summer days is refreshing. However, when the van is full...

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Story of a driver at a garment factory

“I am new here and I am already tired. Driving around can be exhausting beyond imagination. My next shift starts in a few hours. So I am resting now.” –...

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“I am Shahin. I was born and brought up in Dhaka. I studied in school till class 5. It’s been 4 years since I have started working in this garment...

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Meet The Makers - Tailor in Bangladesh 2

“From Bikrampur to Mohammadpur, it’s been a big jump! I was young, thrilled, and up for an adventure when I made my way to Dhaka. I picked up on small...

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Meet The Makers - Tailor in Bangladesh 3

“Honestly, my body is giving up. Working long hours take a toll on me these days. I’m almost 55, and living by myself. Getting home after a long day of...

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Meet The Makers - Tailor in Bangladesh 1

“I moved to Dhaka from Rajbari as a young boy. It’s been a long journey ever since. You see this measuring tape? It has been a long journey with this...

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Story of a fascinating marriage of a garment worker

“My husband is special. Ever since he was born, he could not walk or talk properly. Sometimes, he can be very childish too. I am not sure how long we...

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Story of an operator at a garment factory

“I have worked a lot in this lifetime. I moved to the city from my village with my mother when I was very young. My father had severed ties with...

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“We are a family of two; my mother and I. I don’t know where my father is; I’ve never seen him either. Ever since my childhood, I have always seen...

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“My husband is doing quite well. He has a small business of his own. His earnings are more than enough to support our family comfortably. Yet, I chose to work....

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“I am the youngest one working here. That’s probably why everyone here adores me! I work at one of the final stages of the process – packing. All the tedious...

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“Allow us to share the photograph together, just like we share our lives. I have been living here for almost six years now. After the sudden death of my husband...

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“Moving to Dhaka has been beginning of a new life for me. No, it’s not like a fairytale story of just another person who moves into the city with hopes...

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“My son heads out for work early morning, and he returns late at night. Sometimes, he’s out late working over time. Some other times, he’s out with his friends after...

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“My father is from a family of fishermen. For generations, the men of our family have been sailing off to the ocean, coming home with a net full of fishes...

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“My brother is in the fishing business. He hasn’t made a big fortune out of it, but from a very early age, he started making enough money to run the...

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I work at a garment nearby. And on weekends, I work here at my brother-in-law’s shop. Twice a week, I take shifts here to make some extra money. It’s not...

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“I often wake up in the middle of the night from disturbing nightmares. It disrupts my sleep routine as well as my thoughts. I’d often see myself being chased to...

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