Most apparel workers harassed in public transports, finds study

Most apparel workers harassed in public transports, finds study

A large number of female garment workers in the country face various types of sexual and psychological harassments in their everyday life – particularly in public transports, finds a study.

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

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

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

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