Ershad, one of the protesters, said the workers were sent to Sudan in January this year with employment at a textile company, where they worked for eight months without proper wages.
A group of cheated migrant workers formed a human chain in the capital yesterday demanding the compensation that the government had assured them of, as well as urging the authorities to take action against fraudulent recruiting agencies.
A total of 22 migrants formed the chain in front of Probashi Kalyan Bhaban from 11:30am to 2pm to press home their demands.
They urged the minister of expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment to take action against Al-Purbasha Enterprise and its associate Golam Rabbi International, the private recruitment agencies that had sent the migrants to Sudan promising lucrative jobs and a handsome salary.
Ershad, one of the protesters, said he along with other Bangladeshi workers was sent to Sudan in January this year with employment at a textile company in Khartoum, where they worked for eight months without proper wages.
He claimed that he had to pay Tk2,01,000 to Al Purbasha for the job, but after starting to work at the company, he realised the workers were being paid one-fourth of the wages the agency had promised them.