Bangladesh has requested Greece to sign a two-year bilateral agreement for recruiting its skilled workers.
On Thursday, expatriates welfare and overseas employment ministry secretary Nomita Halder, now in Athens, conveyed the request to Greece’s social security and solidarity ministry secretary general Andreas Megaludis according to a press
release of the EWOE Ministry.
Now seasonal workers from Bangladesh are hired by Greek employers to work at crop fields for six months under no agreement.
Andreas said that documented Bangladeshi workers get the same wage and opportunities as do the Greek workers.
According to the EWOE Ministry press release a good number of Bangladeshi workers were working in Greece’s agriculture as well as garment factories and restaurants.
Andreas showed interest in hiring skilled workers from Bangladesh.
He said that Greece requires expatriate workers for tourism, restaurant, garment, agriculture sectors.
Greece also needs caregivers and housekeepers, he told Nomita.
Labour counselor Syeda Farhana Noor Chowdhury, EWOE ministry deputy secretaries Zahid Hossain and Arif Ahmed and Wage Earners Welfare Board director Zahirul Islam were present
Nomita Halder earlier exchanged views with the Bangladeshi expatriates at the Bangladesh Embassy in Athens.
Bangladesh Ambassador Jasim Uddin chaired the meeting.
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