Special days mean nothing to workers

  • Mahabubul Islam, a labourer who has been unloading bricks from trawlers for more than five years, gets Tk 400 to Tk 500 for his work per trawler. He can unload bricks from one or two trawlers a day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Mahabubul Islam, a labourer who has been unloading bricks from trawlers for more than five years, gets Tk 400 to Tk 500 for his work per trawler. He can unload bricks from one or two trawlers a day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Mahabubul Islam, a labourer working in Dhaka, had left his home in northern Bangladesh for livelihood. He says special days like the International Workers' Day mean nothing to him as he is unaware of the significance of the days that bring little or no change to his life. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Mahabubul Islam, a labourer working in Dhaka, had left his home in northern Bangladesh for livelihood. He says special days like the International Workers' Day mean nothing to him as he is unaware of the significance of the days that bring little or no change to his life. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Rehana Begum, who works as a brick grinder at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur, is not aware of the Mar 8 being the International Women’s Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Rehana Begum, who works as a brick grinder at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur, is not aware of the Mar 8 being the International Women’s Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Rehana Begum, who works as a brick grinder at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur, is not aware of the Mar 8 being the International Women’s Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Rehana Begum, who works as a brick grinder at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur, is not aware of the Mar 8 being the International Women’s Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Labourers, who work with no weekly holiday, unload bricks from a trawler in the Buriganga river at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Labourers, who work with no weekly holiday, unload bricks from a trawler in the Buriganga river at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Mahabubul Islam, a labourer who has been unloading bricks from trawlers for more than five years, gets Tk 400 to Tk 500 for his work per trawler. He can unload bricks from one or two trawlers a day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Mahabubul Islam, a labourer who has been unloading bricks from trawlers for more than five years, gets Tk 400 to Tk 500 for his work per trawler. He can unload bricks from one or two trawlers a day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Labourers, who work with no weekly holiday, unload bricks from a trawler in the Buriganga river at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Labourers, who work with no weekly holiday, unload bricks from a trawler in the Buriganga river at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Labourers, who work with no weekly holiday, unload bricks from a trawler in the Buriganga river at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Labourers, who work with no weekly holiday, unload bricks from a trawler in the Buriganga river at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Labourers, who work with no weekly holiday, unload bricks from a trawler in the Buriganga river at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Labourers, who work with no weekly holiday, unload bricks from a trawler in the Buriganga river at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Labourers, who work with no weekly holiday, unload bricks from a trawler in the Buriganga river at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Labourers, who work with no weekly holiday, unload bricks from a trawler in the Buriganga river at Munshikhola in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi