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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bangladesh asks Russian investors to invest in the SEZs
Bangladesh has urged Russia to invest into its 100 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) project.
12:31 PM, 30 April 2019 Tuesday
US-China trade war: Trade talks reach endgame
US negotiators head to China on Tuesday to try to hammer out details to end the two countries’ trade war, including the shape of an enforcement mechanism, the success or failure of which could set the trajectory of ties for years to come.
12:09 PM, 30 April 2019 Tuesday
Sheikh Fazle Fahim elected new FBCCI president
Sheikh Fazle Fahim, managing director of Obsidian Bangladesh Ltd, has been elected as the president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) for 2019-2021.
10:57 AM, 30 April 2019 Tuesday
2 Saudi firms mulling investment in power & energy sectors
Two Saudi Arabian companies have expressed interest to invest in power and energy sectors.
01:33 AM, 30 April 2019 Tuesday
24 factories to get govt’s professional health & safety award
Bangladesh government has selected 24 factories in country for setting example in professional health and safety for workers.
11:53 PM, 27 April 2019 Saturday
BGMEA opposes TIB statement on RMG workers` wage
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has opposed a recent statement of Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) over implementation of wage structure for readymade garment workers.
07:15 PM, 26 April 2019 Friday
Adidas unveils 100 percent recyclable running shoe
Global sportswear brand Adidas has strengthened its commitment to tackling plastic waste with the unveiling of Futurecraft.
07:13 PM, 26 April 2019 Friday
Vietnam`s apparel industry expected to lure much FDI this year
According to economic experts, the garment and textile industry of Vietnam will advance further in global market thanks to several existing advantages such as skilled laborers with sophisticated technique.
07:07 PM, 26 April 2019 Friday
New BGMEA president Rubana Huq sits with Accord officials
New president of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Rubana Huq has met with officials of Bangladesh Accord, the European agency for factory remediation.
01:19 AM, 26 April 2019 Friday
JICA, JETRO host seminar in Tokyo to woo investors to Bangladesh
Japan has hosted a seminar in Tokyo to woo their investors into considering investment in Bangladesh’s growing economy.
10:13 PM, 25 April 2019 Thursday
Local groups seek Accord’s extension on Rana Plaza anniversary
Local pro-labour rights groups in have sought extension of Bangladesh Accord, a European agency for factory remediation, on the sixth anniversary of Rana Plaza disaster.
08:42 PM, 24 April 2019 Wednesday
Clothing brands’ business practices fuel factory abuses: HRW
Clothing and footwear brands should end business practices that provide incentives for factory labor abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report.
10:23 AM, 24 April 2019 Wednesday
New apparel wage has reduced workers’ pay by 26%: TIB
The latest wage structure for Bangladesh’s apparel industry has actually reduced workers’ real wage instead of raising it, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has claimed.
11:07 PM, 23 April 2019 Tuesday
Sri Lankan apparel sector to compete in emerging markets
Sri Lanka’s apparel industry, with an export target of $8 billion by 2025, is keen on expanding its global footprint by aggressively competing in emerging markets and widening its presence in non-traditional countries, according to Tuli Cooray, secretary general of the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF).
09:53 PM, 23 April 2019 Tuesday
Bangladesh opens int’l workshop for good governance at factories
Bangladesh is hosting an international training programme to develop good governance at factories with the belief that it will boost productivity in the manufacturing sector.
10:51 AM, 22 April 2019 Monday
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