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Migrant workers 'need more support'

Manik Joseph Costa, Gazipur

June 7, 2011

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Some 40 Christian migrant workers took part in a combined training session and retreat at the Holy Cross Center at Bhadun near Dhaka that ended on June 5. Regina Biswas, 24, a tribal Paharia Catholic maid said, “We need support from Christian religious and political leaders to ensure our regular pay and promotion.” Spiritual and pastoral care is also a major concern. “We have no opportunity to attend prayer service or masses at our workplace. We can attend mass only on Christmas and Easter. The Church should see if we can attend mass at least once a month,” said Shefali Biswas, 48, another tribal Paharia Catholic maid. Related reports A friendly face in the satanic mills Fire deaths highlight garment workers’ risks Church helps Christian migrant workers
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