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

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 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

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

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

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

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

BGMEA building yet to be vacated; Rajuk seals it off

BGMEA building yet to be vacated; Rajuk seals it off

The occupants of the BGMEA complex are dragging their feet in vacating the illegal structure, failing to clear out the building yesterday, which was the deadline from the Rajuk,

05:05 PM, 19 April 2019 Friday

`Little progress in Bangladesh`s apparel workers` well-being`

`Little progress in Bangladesh`s apparel workers` well-being`

Bangladesh has made significant progress in ensuring workplace safety and increasing the wages and capacity of workers but there hasn't been much improvement in their health and wellbeing, speakers said yesterday.

11:26 AM, 18 April 2019 Thursday

Buyers offer low prices for image crisis: Outgoing BGMEA chief

Buyers offer low prices for image crisis: Outgoing BGMEA chief

The main job of the incoming BGMEA board of directors would be to brighten the image of Bangladesh's garment industry, says Siddiqur Rahman, the outgoing president of the sector's apex trade body,

11:21 AM, 18 April 2019 Thursday

BGMEA Complex to be brought down in 3 months: Govt

BGMEA Complex to be brought down in 3 months: Govt

The BGMEA building will be knocked down within the next three months as it has already been sealed-off since Tuesday, Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim says.

11:14 AM, 18 April 2019 Thursday