Coordination meeting on Grievance Receiving Center held
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WARBE Development Foundation has organized the coordination meeting with Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training on Updates of Grievance Receiving Center and Issues of Migrants’ Grievance.

The meeting was held at the BMET office on Thursday afternoon.

The senior government officials, returnee migrants, migrant rights activists, trade unionists and media personalities took active participation in the discussions on the issues.

Speaking as chief guest, BMET director Nurul Islam said that many migrant workers do not take or preserve their documents before migrating to overseas destinations.

‘When they face problems and lodge complaints, most their cases cannot be resolved properly due to lack of their documents,’ he said.

He stressed the need for creating awareness at the grassroots level to make the migrant people aware so that they were protected from cheating.

WARBE Development Foundation chairman Syed Saiful Haque who moderated the discussion called for taking coordinated steps to ensure safe migration from Bangladesh.

He said that there were many migrant workers who were returning immature or facing various problems should be entitled to have access to justice.

Sharing his experience, WARBE Development Foundation secretary general Faruque Ahmed said that he was victims of injustice while he was working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He had lodged the complaints in different sections and departments in Saudi Arabia being touch with Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh but he was yet to get his justice.

Organizers said that WARBE Development Foundation opened a GRC in BMET office in September 2017 and until September 2019, they worked on 286 grievances received from the migrant workers.

Most of the migrants were male and they faced largely the fraudulence cases, cheated by the middlemen, they said.

They informed the meeting that 76 per cent cases remained unresolved.

BMET director Sajjad Hossain, Bangladesh Ovibashi Adhikar Forum chairman Nazmul Ahsan, BMET deputy director Rezanul Haque Chowdhury, WARBE DF director Jasia Khatoon, among others spokes at the meeting.

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