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Deliveroo and Uber Eats riders strike on Valentine’s Day

Takeaway delivery drivers are planning to strike on Valentine’s Day to demand better pay and improved working conditions.

The action, impacting four food apps including Deliveroo and Uber Eats, is thought to involve as many as 3,000 drivers and riders on Wednesday between 17:00 and 22:00 GMT.

One cyclist taking part told the BBC their pay was “absolutely ridiculous”.

Deliveroo said its riders “always earn at least the national living wage”.

The action, organised by a grassroots group of couriers is intended to draw attention to what has been described as poor pay and working conditions many riders face while delivering food and groceries in cities across the UK.

“Sacrificing a few hours for our rights is essential, instead of continuing to work incessantly for insufficient wages,” the group Delivery Job UK said on its Instagram page.

Link – Deliveroo and Uber Eats riders strike on Valentine’s Day – BBC News

বর্ণাঢ্য আয়োজনে অনুষ্ঠিত হলো বাংলাদেশ ক্যাটারার্স এসোসিয়েশন (বিসিএ) এর অভিষেক

লন্ডন, ৬ ডিসেম্বরঃ যুক্তরাজ্যে কারী শিল্পের প্রতিনিধিত্বশীল সংগঠন বাংলাদেশ ক্যাটারার্স এসোসিয়েশন (বিসিএ) এর ২০২৩-২৫ নব-নির্বাচিত  কমিটির অভিষেক অনুষ্ঠিত হয়েছে।

৬ ডিসেম্বর মঙ্গলবার পুর্ব লন্ডনের রয়েল রিজেন্সি হলে অনুষ্ঠিত প্রায় ৫ শতাধিক অতিথিদের অংশগ্রহনে বর্ণাঢ্য এই অনুষ্ঠানে কমিউনিটির উপস্থিত ছিলেন বিভিন্ন পেশার বিশিষ্টজনরা।

বিবিসি এশিয়া নেটওয়ার্কের জনপ্রিয় উপস্থাপক নাদিয়া আলীর  সঞ্চালনায় স্বাগত বক্তব্য রাখেন বিসিএর নব-নির্বাচিত সভাপতি ওলী খান এমবিই।

News Link – বর্ণাঢ্য আয়োজনে অনুষ্ঠিত হলো বাংলাদেশ ক্যাটারার্স এসোসিয়েশন (বিসিএ) এর অভিষেক | Janomot Newsweekly | Britain’s first & leading Bengali Newspaper


“In a splendid Installation ceremony held at the Royal Regency Hall in London on Tuesday, 5th December 2023 the newly-elected committee of the Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA), the representative body of the curry industry in the UK, was inaugurated. Over 500 guests, including prominent figures from various professions, attended the event.
The welcome speech was delivered by the newly-elected BCA President Oli Khan MBE and moderated by BBC Asia Network presenter Nadia Ali. Secretary General Mitu Chowdhury, Chief Treasurer Tipu Rahman, and outgoing President MA Munim OBE, along with former Presidents MM Kamal Yakub and Pasha Khandkar MBE, addressed the audience.
Special guests included NTV Europe CEO Sabrina Hossain, ATN Bangla Europe CEO Hafiz Alam Baks, UKBCCI Chairman Iqbal Ahmad OBE, Bangladesh High Commission UK Commercial Counselor Tanveer Azim, Asian Curry Award Founder Yawor Khan, and ARTA Award Founder MA Munim Salik.
During their speeches, the guests highlighted BCA’s role in promoting Bangladeshi curry in Britain and emphasised the potential for Bangladeshi caterers to have a more significant impact on British food culture. They commended BCA’s organisational contribution to the curry industry and expressed hope that the newly-elected committee would address industry challenges effectively.
BCA President Oli Khan stated, ‘We aim to set an example by leveraging our efficiency and organisational experience. We are determined to strengthen BCA with the guidance of our creative and talented team members.’
In response to the global economic crisis, Khan emphasised addressing the growing challenges in the curry industry. General Secretary Mithu Chowdhury pledged to vocalise and solve industry issues, including energy caps, VAT reduction, and business rate freezes, through networking events with BCA members.
Chief Treasurer Tipu Rahman emphasised the importance of training for restaurant and takeaway staff in areas such as health and safety, cooking, healthy and vegan food, and new recipes.
Forhad Hossain Tipu, Organising Secretary of BCA, expressed gratitude to the guests for making the event lively and successful during the vote of thanks.
The event included the felicitation of BCA committee leaders and the presentation of certificates of appreciation to event sponsors. The cultural performance featuring vocalists Roshan Ara Moni and Rana Khan concluded the lively and successful event.”
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Tafida campaign

we have handed over a cheque for Tafida Raqeeb during the Save Tafida campaign. The presentation was made to Channel S Founder Mahee Ferdous Jalil and Mr Raqeeb, with the presence of BCA President Oli Khan MBE, Secretary General Mitu Chowdhury, Organising Secretary Forhad Hussain Tipu, Senior Vice President Jamal Uddin Mokoddus, Deputy Secretary Nasir Uddin, Shah Imran Hussain, Shamsul Alom Shahin, Marketing Secretary. A collective effort for a noble cause.

BCA Kent Region

Dear Esteemed Members and Supporters of BCA Kent Region,

I am deeply grateful for the warm reception ceremony hosted yesterday in honor of the newly elected National Executive Council of Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA). Your presence and enthusiasm added immense joy and encouragement to the occasion.

As we embark on this new chapter together, your support fuels our commitment to excellence and community service. Your participation in the event symbolizes the strength of our collective vision and shared dedication to the goals of BCA.

Let’s move forward with unity, passion, and a shared sense of purpose. Together, we can achieve great things for our association and the community we serve.

Thank you once again for your inspiring support.

Warm Regards,

Forhad Hussain Tipu
Organising Secretary

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