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Liberty Fashion demands operation of factories

liberty The authorities  of  Liberty  Fashion  Wears  Limited  on Sunday  reiterated  the  demand  for allowing resumption of the factory`s  operations for  the  sake  of its 5,000 employees and  their  family  members   export  oriented company also sought necessary support and cooperation from the government, buyers and other stakeholders in this regard. Liberty Fashion chairman and managing Director (MD) Mozammel Huq placed ... Read More »

Int’l RMG Expo from Jan 18 Four day international sourcing trade shows on Ready Made Garment (RMG) industry will begin on January 18 in the city. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed will inaugurate the tradeshows as the chief guest while Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq will be the Special Guest, said a press release. Zakaria Trade and Fair International, ASK Trade and Exhibitions ... Read More »

RMG workers to get Tk 5 lakh for workplace accidents : Mujibul State Minister for Labour and Employment M Mujibul Huq today said the garment workers will get up to Taka 5 lakh as compensation for workplace accidents from the current month of January. “If any worker dies from a workplace accident, his or her family members will get Taka 5 crore from the central fund,” he said speaking as the ... Read More »

1,500 garment workers sacked after protests

Bangladesh garment manufacturers have sacked at least 1,500 workers, police said Tuesday, after protests over pay led to a week-long shutdown at dozens of factories supplying top Western brands, reports  Tens of thousands of workers walked out of factories in the manufacturing hub of Ashulia that make clothing for top Western brands like GAP, Zara and H&M earlier this ... Read More »

Ashulia RMG factories reopen after 5 days

  The readymade garment factories, shut down in Ashulia following workers agitation for a three-fold hike in minimum wages and for other benefits, have reopened. Industrial police’s Ashulia zone Director Mostafizur Rahman said operations resumed at 55 factories on Monday after they had downed their shutters five days ago. On Dec 12, workers of two readymade garment factories in the ... Read More »

Ashulia RMG factories to reopen Monday Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) decided to reopen all 55 RMG factories in Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on Monday (December 26). A competent source said that the apex body took the decision in meeting with factory owners on Sunday afternoon (December 25). The decision will be made public through a formal press briefing around 7:00 ... Read More »

Ashulia RMG workers’ unrest: ETV reporter held for ‘incitement’

  Nazmul Huda A local journalist in Savar has been arrested for ‘fomenting unrest’ among agitating workers at readymade garment factories in Ashulia, reports Ekushey Television’s Savar Correspondent Nazmul Huda has been detained from Ashulia’s Baipail on Friday on the basis of definite proof, said local police OC Mohsinul Kadir. A case has been started against Huda. “Under the ... Read More »

Ashulia garment factories charge 249 workers for ‘instigating’ unrest


  Savar Correspondent  Authorities of two readymade garment factories in Ashulia have initiated two cases against 249 workers on charges of ‘instigating’ unrest for a hike in minimum wage and ‘indiscipline’. Windy Apparels Limited Assistant General Manager Masud Rana and Fountain Garments Manufacturing Limited Manager (Administration) Nazmul Haque have filed the cases naming 39 workers. Ashulia Police Station Inspector AKM ... Read More »

500 RMG workers sued over unrest, 12 more held More than 500 garment workers have been named in a case filed by a factory after labour unrest led to a tense stand off in Ashulia’s industrial area. The Ham-Meem Group lodged the case on Wednesday, said Ashulia police’s Inspector (investigation) AKM Shamim Hasan. Meanwhile, 12 including two workers’ leaders were nabbed on Thursday. 19 have been detained so ... Read More »

55 Ashulia RMG factories closed amid unrest

rmg- Some 55 ready-made garment factories in Ashulia have been closed down following labour unrest. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)  president Siddiqur Rahman made the announcement at a press conference at the BGMEA Bhaban in the city on Tuesday. Read More »