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

Bangladesh asks Russian investors to invest in the SEZs

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-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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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