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Workers of 10 RMG factories go on strike

           businessnews24bd.com About 20,000 workers of a dozen factories in Ashulia, the garment hub in outskirts of Dhaka city, have been demonstrating for increased wages. Workers of at least 10 factories went on strike, without resuming work on Monday morning. Workers of three more factories also observed work stoppage, remaining within the factory premises of Setara ... Read More »

25 hurt in fire panic at RMG factories

 businessnews24bd.com At least 25 panic-stricken workers were injured when the workers tried to leave a readymade garments factory in Ashulia of Savar on Wednesday. Sources said that the fire originated from an electric drill machine at third floor in a garment factory of Continental Group around 11:00am. Meanwhile, the 25 workers were injured when trying to rush out of the ... Read More »

PM Hasina urges US to give duty-free access to BD garment products

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the need for the US government to give readymade garment products from Bangladesh duty and quota-free access to its market in order to help expand the apparel industry base of her country, reports bdnews24bd.com   She said this move would also be vital for the US in helping to increase employment and promote empowerment ... Read More »

Over 90% RMG factories cleared dues of workers: BGMEA

businessnews24bd.com Most of the garment factories have cleared salaries and festival allowances for its workers, says the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).  At a media briefing, the BGMEA said that 91 percent factories have cleared all dues of their workers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. “The remaining factories will clear the dues by Sunday,” said BGMEA President Siddiqur Rahman. He ... Read More »

HRW honors RMG workers` leader Kalpona

businessnews24bd.com Kalpona Akter, leader of Readymade Garment (RMG) workers, is getting honor from Human Rights Watch (RHW), the International Human Rights organisation, HRW discloses this on its website on Thursday.   The Award titled “Alison Des Forges” celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch ... Read More »

Scores RMG workers fall sick at Savar

Savar Correspondent More than a hundred workers of a readymade garment (RMG) factory have fallen sick suddenly.   Most of the sick workers were admitted to a local hospital in unconscious sate.   The incident happened at Deco Design Ltd of Narsinghpur on Saturday noon.   Rustom Ali, one of the workers, said two of women workers who work at ... Read More »

Gazipur RMG fire still out of control

 Gazipur Correspondent Fire broke out at a ready-made garment (RMG) factory in Chandra Palli Bidyut area of the district`s Kaliakoir upazila is still out of control.   Though 16 units of fire service rushed to the scene within a short time, they could not douse the fire after their frantic efforts of 17 hours.   At least five people were injured who went to put off ... Read More »

Bangladesh starts new fiscal with plummeting exports

businessnews24bd.com Bangladesh has started the 2016-17 fiscal with exports taking a hit in another blow after remittance from expatriates plummeted. The country earned over $2.53 billion in July, the first month of the new financial year, 3.5 percent down from the same month last fiscal year. The export in the month has missed the target by 25 percent. Economists and ... Read More »

‘Bangladesh to secure top position in RMG’

businessnews24bd.com Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu said, “Bangladesh will soon secure the top position in the world in Ready Made Garments (RMG) sector.” The minister came up with the statement while addressing an inaugural ceremony of the three-day apparel exposition arranged by the country`s fashion designer in the capital’s National Museum auditorium on Sunday. Amir Hossain Amu said RMG sector ... Read More »

BGMEA unveils roadmap to $50b export

businessnews24bd.com Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has unveiled a roadmap to attain $50 billion export earnings by 2021 from the apparel sector. The roadmap will concentrate on the priority and required activities that should be done to achieve the goal. The roadmap as dubbed “Bangladesh RMG Roadmap: Targeting US$ 50 Billion Export by 2021″ jointly prepared by the RMIT ... Read More »