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
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
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
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%
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
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
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, 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
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’
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
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
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 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, 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
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