ট্যাগ: worker

“I have been working in the garment industry for 9 years now. I am from Doulotpur, Khulna. My parents live there. I, along with my husband and son, live in...

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“অবসরে আমি সিনেমা দেখতে বেশ পছন্দ করি। সালমান খান এর অনেক বড় ভক্ত আমি। আজ অবধি তার সব মুক্তিপ্রাপ্ত সিনেমা আমি দেখেছি। সবসময় অপেক্ষায় থাকি কখন তার নতুন কোন সিনেমা…

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[Part 1/2]   “আমি এখানে কালার প্রিন্টিং এর কাজ করি। ছোটবেলায় পড়াশোনা করতে একদমই ভালো লাগতো না। আমার বাবা মায়ের শত চেষ্টার পরেও বিশেষ কোন লাভ হয়নি। এখন আফসোস হয়,…

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[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 work here as a supervisor. There are times when I have to scold the workers regarding work, which is not something I love to do. Sometimes the workers tend...

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“My favorite TV show is “Shimarekha” that airs on Zee Bangla. Usually, everyone’s favorite character is someone who’s the most affectionate, likable person; someone like Rekha. But my favorite character...

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“My sister and I, both work here. We have always stayed together since childhood. Gossiping, watching TV- we do everything together! We have never argued in our lives, for once....

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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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“We have been working here together for a while now. We are friends.” [Smiles] – An employee working at a printing mill near Dhaka

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“I used to go to school. But I never really enjoyed studying. Towards the end of grade six, I told my parents that I did not want to study anymore....

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“I have been working here for almost 4 years now. I’ve grown a sense of homeliness for this place. What I love best about this place is the returning customers....

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“My 6-year-old son is the highlight of my day, every day. I have considered bringing him to work along with me, but I’m afraid he’ll think this place is for...

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“I was first inspired to start working when I came across a couple of Japanese women at a tour. I met them at a family planning program in Thailand around...

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“You see that guy over there? He is our cutting master. He cuts the clothes, we sew it according to his direction. He is a good man. We’ve been working...

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“I’ve gained a lot from this place. Experience, self-confidence, sense of security, but my biggest find here was the love of my life! A couple of years ago, Jatra did...

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“18 years ago, I started working here with one sewing machine and a heart full of hope. I alone made all the clothes which were being displayed at Jatra. We...

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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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Textile engineering is not a popular subject in our country. Even though it is technically engineering, it is different from all the other engineering disciplines. It is easy to land...

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“I studied fashion designing in England. From the beginning, I wanted to work with ethical and sustainable fashion rather than mainstream fashion. I got a chance to do my internship...

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“This is Tiger. Once I lost him in a flood. That was one chaotic time! There was water everywhere! I was looking for him everywhere in this mess but failed...

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“I used to work in a garment factory. After I took a break a few years ago, I have not been able to get back in this field. Landing a...

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“Are you going to give me a job? Even if you do what will I do with it? It has been almost 10-11 years that I have moved to Dhaka...

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“This is my eldest daughter. I have two daughters and a son. They are very young; the eldest is only nine. I did not have the privilege to study. So,...

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“I grew up in Dhaka. I have been working for almost 16 years. I am currently working as an operator. The job is alright; we go for picnics from work...

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“I have been working for almost 20-25 years now. I am the second among four daughters in our family. I had to start working early due to immense responsibility. I...

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“When I first came to Dhaka, I loved watching movies! It was one of my most favorite hobbies. It used to be a must watch whenever the movie starred Shabana...

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“This is my daughter. People are often surprised to hear her name. They think it is a foreign, Christian name. We actually found this name in an Islamic book. I...

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“I have been working for exactly one year, two months and ten days. I still remember everything very clearly from the very first day. I got a 4.5 GPA in...

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“It has been only two days since I have started working in a garment factory. I have never worked before. However, given our financial condition, I finally decided to start...

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“I have been working in the garment industry for almost two and a half years now. I started off at a garment factory in Mohakhali, and then I moved to...

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“I have been working in a garment factory in chairman bari for two years now. I am working in the ironing department. I studied till class four. Almost 15 -16...

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“I have had these tattoos on my hand for a long time. Everyone in our group has these tattoos. We all got them at the same time. It means a...

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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 started working in the quality control department at a garment factory four years ago. It was a good job but it could get quite hectic as well! The smallest...

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“I have been working for almost 15 years now. For the last 4 years I am working in a garment factory in Tejgaon. However, my story today doesn’t revolve around...

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“It has only been a week that I have started working. There is a lot of workload. I start working at 7.30 in the morning, and end at around 7.30...

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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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“My best friend and I have been friends since school. We loved each other a lot. My parents used to love her as much as they loved me. You could...

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[Part 2/2] “I was planning on leaving my job for a while. This one time, the PMA beat up a girl at work. That was the tipping point when I...

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“My hometown is in Sherpur district, but I was born in Dhaka. I have my mother, three daughters, my brother, my grandmother and my nephew living with me. Two of...

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“I have a son. We all live in one single room. My husband does block printing. My son is quite a handful to handle; I spend most of my day...

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“I was only 2 or 3 years old when I came to Dhaka in the year 1995. My father is a fishmonger. I only studied till grade 5 at primary...

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Love touched our lives as well. This becomes the most important thing in our life sometimes – it is the truth. I have been living in Dhaka since my birth....

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“I got married in 2008. My husband was a helper at a garment factory. He wanted to pursue his education. But his parents wanted him to be a farmer. Then...

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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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“I was born in Patuakhali, Barisal. My father is a small farmer. My HSC result was very good. I got an A! I wanted to join the army. I have...

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“I came to Dhaka from Shariatpur when I was in class five. Result in PSC was not bad; I got a 4.58. I wanted to be a nurse. But given...

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I was born in Dhaka. My family includes my parents along with three brothers and my only sister. One of my brother lives in Chittagong and another brother works as...

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I am Billal. It’s been 3 years since I came to Dhaka. Education? I did not really get far with my studies. I read in school up to class 5....

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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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Story from a tea stall in Dhaka

“I’ve been running this tea stall for almost 2 years now. It’s slow but stable business. My family is well off on my son’s income. Whatever I make from this...

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Story of an electrician

“I think I was six when my mother passed away. I can’t even picture her face very well. But for some reason, I remember that day very well. It didn’t...

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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 5

My first job was in a local grocery shop down the alley in the neighbourhood we lived in. That was not a job I chose to do. It was what...

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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 4

“My little sunshine – she demands to come to work along with me every other day. When I tell her that I will be back soon with treats, she would...

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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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“এই যে গেঞ্জিটা দেখছেন, এইটা আমার বউ আমাকে দিয়েছে। পেশায় আমি মেকানিক হতে পারি, তার কাছে আমিই দুনিয়ার সবচেয়ে বড় ইঞ্জিনিয়ার। কাজ শেষ করে বাসায় যাওয়ার পর আমি একটা ইলেক্ট্রিক...

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“I am one of the first employees of this factory. I was married off when I was only 12 and in less than a year, I was already blessed 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 parents passed away when I was very young. I have very little and vague memory of them. I can only recall their faces from the few photographs I’ve seen....

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Our mother is the world to us. I hope everything goes according to plan and we can give her a delightful little surprise!” Read more real stories @ #MadeInEquality #Garment #Factory #Worker

“I joined the training program at a garment factory just few weeks ago. My elder sister works there too. It’s kind of nice; a lot like the times we used...

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“Both my sons work at a garment factory nearby. The elder one got into this job out of desperation. After their father passed away, we only had enough money to...

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“I always wanted a little girl. Ever since I was a young girl, I used to daydream about the day I would have an adorable little fairy in my arms....

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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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