Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies
(BILS) recently published a study report on Rickshaw-pullers in Dhaka City.
Muhammad Asgar Ali (director, Bangladesh Shishu Adikar Forum), e-mail interview by author, 28 April 2002; Nazrul Islam Khan (general secretary, Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies
), e-mail interview by author, 11 December 2001; Mohammad Bashiruz Zaman (executive director, Underprivileged Children's Education Program), e-mail interview by the author, 13 March 2002.
Quoting a research study carried out on 134 construction workers most of whom were women, Nazma Yasmin of Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies
(BILS) said women workers were affected by skin diseases, adding that 117 construction workers were suffering from different respiratory problems as 71.6 per cent of them were brick breakers.
The speakers made the call while speaking at a national consultation on 'involvement of trade unions in global compact on safe, orderly and regular migration,' jointly organised by Solidarity Centre Bangladesh and Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies
(BILS) at the BILS seminar hall in the capital.