BGMEA mulling digital payment system for apparel workers

BGMEA mulling digital payment system for apparel workers

Garment factory owners will introduce digital salary disbursement to ensure female workers get full ownership of their earnings and more transparency in payment, said Rubana Huq, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) yesterday.

11:44 AM, 26 June 2019 Wednesday

UK govt rejects calls for fashion retailers to address eco impact

UK govt rejects calls for fashion retailers to address eco impact

A report by MPs calling for fast fashion retailers to address their impact on the environment and working conditions has been reject by the government, reports The Independent.

12:21 PM, 19 June 2019 Wednesday

Renewable energy to sustain Bangladesh’s growing demand

Renewable energy to sustain Bangladesh’s growing demand

That said, the new Bangladeshi government is certainly steering the ship of national development with an all-inclusive approach.

12:03 PM, 19 June 2019 Wednesday

BGMEA wants to negotiatie, lowers cash incentive demand to 3%

BGMEA wants to negotiatie, lowers cash incentive demand to 3%

Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturers want to negotiate with the government on the issue of cash incentive, seeking to reap more from the government for the budget of fiscal 2019-20.

06:04 PM, 16 June 2019 Sunday

Big apparel brands falling short of their promises of fair wages

Big apparel brands falling short of their promises of fair wages

The world’s top clothing brands are failing to fulfil their own promises to pay workers a fair living wage that covers basic family needs.

04:33 PM, 1 June 2019 Saturday

Apparel manufacturers want 5% cash incentive from government

Apparel manufacturers want 5% cash incentive from government

Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturers and exporters have sought 5 per cent cash incentive from the government ahead of the national budget plan for fiscal 2019-20.

12:46 AM, 28 May 2019 Tuesday

BGMEA launches probe into workers’ termination claim by AAFA

BGMEA launches probe into workers’ termination claim by AAFA

The BGMEA has initiated an independent inquiry to ascertain whether any worker was illegally terminated, in response to a complaint raised by the American Apparel and Footwear Federation

11:11 AM, 27 May 2019 Monday

Withdraw charges against apparel workers: US apparel brands

Withdraw charges against apparel workers: US apparel brands

A group of US apparel and footwear companies expressed fear that the efforts by Bangladesh's government and apparel manufacturers in tackling the recent labour unrest over wage hike might hamper further growth of the industry,

01:23 AM, 27 May 2019 Monday

Sweater factory in Gazipur catches fire from blast, 2 killed

Sweater factory in Gazipur catches fire from blast, 2 killed

Two persons were killed and at least 10 others injured after a blast triggered a fire in a sweater manufacturing factory in the industrial hub of Gazipur, adjacent to capital Dhaka.

12:55 AM, 27 May 2019 Monday

Grameenphone gives BDT 27cr to workers’ welfare fund

Grameenphone gives BDT 27cr to workers’ welfare fund

Grameenphone, Bangladesh’s dominating mobile phone operator with a market share of over 46 per cent, has chipped in BDT 27 crore to the country’s central welfare fund.

01:27 AM, 24 May 2019 Friday

Chinese manufacturers optimistic on investing in Bangladesh

Chinese manufacturers optimistic on investing in Bangladesh

Chinese manufacturers have shown optimism about investing in Bangladesh, the country that is offering liberal policies for foreign investors at its 100 special economic zones (SEZs).

12:57 AM, 24 May 2019 Friday

Pay apparel workers’ Eid bonus by May 30, wage by Jun 2: Govt

Pay apparel workers’ Eid bonus by May 30, wage by Jun 2: Govt

Bangladesh government has called upon factory owners to clear festival bonus of apparel workers by May 30 and wages by June 2 ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival.

12:36 AM, 24 May 2019 Friday

BGMEA now head hunting for ‘Head of Accord/BGMEA coordinator’

BGMEA now head hunting for ‘Head of Accord/BGMEA coordinator’

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (BGMEA) is believed to be looking for a suitable candidate who will head the operation of Bangladesh Accord.

05:29 PM, 23 May 2019 Thursday

‘Bangladesh is developing business-friendly industrial policy’

‘Bangladesh is developing business-friendly industrial policy’

Bangladesh is in the process of developing a business-friendly industrial policy that will fall in line with the business-first approach the current government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

10:09 PM, 22 May 2019 Wednesday

Trade unions in Bangladesh uncongenial to women: Study

Trade unions in Bangladesh uncongenial to women: Study

Amidst the existing social barriers, trade unions in Bangladesh are uncongenial to women’s participation in moving for their rights, says a recent study.

01:48 AM, 19 May 2019 Sunday

Eid pay deadline for apparel factories likely to be set Monday

Eid pay deadline for apparel factories likely to be set Monday

Bangladesh government is likely to set a deadline for apparel manufacturers to clear the wages, bonus and dues of factory workers on Monday, May 20, 2019.

12:45 AM, 19 May 2019 Sunday

BGMEA bins reports of sacking 11,000 workers after labour unrest

BGMEA bins reports of sacking 11,000 workers after labour unrest

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Assocaition (BGMEA), top forum of the country’s apparel industrialists, has binned reports of sacking 11,000 workers in the fallout of labour unrest witnessed during January 2019.

01:40 PM, 14 May 2019 Tuesday

Trade war: China retaliates, say will raise tariff on US goods

Trade war: China retaliates, say will raise tariff on US goods

China has said it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods from June 1, in retaliation to the latest round of US tariff hikes and Washington’s plans to target almost all Chinese imports, reports AFP.

11:52 AM, 14 May 2019 Tuesday

Clear wages of apparel workers before Eid: Govt to factory owners

Clear wages of apparel workers before Eid: Govt to factory owners

Bangladesh government has called upon factory owners to clear the wages of apparel industry workers ahead of the holiday of Eid-ul-Azha, the biggest Islamic festival in the country.

01:28 AM, 14 May 2019 Tuesday

Int’l group calls buyers to press for reinstating sacked workers

Int’l group calls buyers to press for reinstating sacked workers

An international group has urged buyers to press Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturers for reinstating 11,000 workers who were sacked in the fallout of labour unrest back in January this year.

12:00 AM, 14 May 2019 Tuesday

22% Bangladesh apparel workers face sexual harassment: NGO

22% Bangladesh apparel workers face sexual harassment: NGO

An estimated 22.4 percent female readymade garment (RMG) workers face sexual harassment at factories, a study by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) finds

01:07 PM, 9 May 2019 Thursday

Australia, ILO team up to improve workplace for apparel workers

Australia, ILO team up to improve workplace for apparel workers

Australia and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have strengthened their partnership to improve working conditions, advance women's economic potential and boost the competitiveness of Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry.

12:32 PM, 8 May 2019 Wednesday

BGMEA leaders meet Sri Lankan envoy in purview of FTA

BGMEA leaders meet Sri Lankan envoy in purview of FTA

The new board of Bangladesh apparel manufacturers’ top body have met Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Dhaka and discussed aspects of bilateral trade.

12:13 PM, 8 May 2019 Wednesday

Nestle gives BDT 56 lakh to Bangladesh workers’ welfare fund

Nestle gives BDT 56 lakh to Bangladesh workers’ welfare fund

Nestle Bangladesh Limited has contributed their share of profit portion to the central workers’ welfare fund created by Bangladesh government.

12:41 AM, 8 May 2019 Wednesday

Extremely difficult to do business in Bangladesh: Dutch envoy

Extremely difficult to do business in Bangladesh: Dutch envoy

Bangladesh needs to brand itself and its positive image to lure foreign investment, Dutch Ambassador to Dhaka Harry Verweij has said.

09:12 PM, 5 May 2019 Sunday

EU stresses for eco-friendly apparel manufacturing in Bangladesh

EU stresses for eco-friendly apparel manufacturing in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has to move for environment-friendly production process to reduce negative impact on the nature to remain a top choice as a sourcing destination for apparel goods, said European Union (EU).

12:43 AM, 3 May 2019 Friday

Cyclone Fani snoozes port, dips apparel exports in limbo

Cyclone Fani snoozes port, dips apparel exports in limbo

Bangladesh’s key port has suspended its activities preemptively in purview of the approaching severe cyclonic storm Fani that is likely to take a toll on Bangladesh.

04:59 PM, 2 May 2019 Thursday

Bangladesh observes historic May Day in vibrant colours

Bangladesh observes historic May Day in vibrant colours

The historic May Day was observed today in the country like elsewhere across the world through various programmes with a pledge to establish the rights of workers.

12:57 AM, 2 May 2019 Thursday

Bangladesh`s biggest denim exposition begins in Dhaka May 2

Bangladesh`s biggest denim exposition begins in Dhaka May 2

The 10th edition of Bangladesh Denim Expo is set to be organized by Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) on May 2-3 in Dhaka, with this year’s theme being “Circularity”.

01:53 PM, 1 May 2019 Wednesday

12 apparel makers get occupational health & safety award

12 apparel makers get occupational health & safety award

Twelve apparel manufacturers have received Bangladesh government’s award for setting standard in occupational health and safety at their manufacturing units.

10:28 PM, 30 April 2019 Tuesday