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RMG workers staging demo protesting death of fellow in capital

businessnews24bd.com Hundreds of readymade garments (RMG) factory workers staged a demonstration in Kamalapur area of the city on Tuesday morning protesting the death of a fellow in a road accident on Monday. Sources said the workers of Olio Garments put up barricade on the roads at various points-from Arambagh intersection to Kamalapur level crossing, TT Para level crossing to Kamalapur ... Read More »

Most BD garment factories must improve fire safety : ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said 80 percent of export-oriented readymade garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh needed improvement in fire and electrical safety standards despite a government finding most were safe, reports bdnews24.com A spotlight was thrown on Bangladesh’s garment sector, the world’s second biggest which supplies many global brands, after the collapse of a factory complex in 2013 ... Read More »

Tofail hopes US will revive GSP privileges for BD after TICFA meet

Tofail Ahmed has said he hopes the US will revive special trade benefits for Bangladesh soon since the country has made significant progress in ensuring labour rights and fair working conditions in factories, reports bdnews24bd.com The commerce minister sees the GSP facility as a “matter of prestige” for Bangladesh. “GSP has a reputational impact [for Bangladesh],” US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat ... Read More »

Govt closes down 3 factories before concluding inspection

The government has closed down three buildings housing as many factories, concluding its 23-month long inspection, reports bdnews24.com In addition, 16 factories in seven buildings have been “partially closed” due to structural, fire and electrical safety concerns. The inspection covered a total of 1,475 factories, according to a report. The report, released at a press briefing on Monday ahead of the upcoming ... Read More »

Ticfa with US to be meaningless if GSP not revived for BD saysTofail

The Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement will not be implemented if the US does not restore GSP facilities for Bangladesh, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has hinted, reports bdnews24.com “The GSP facilities should be returned to make Ticfa meaningful. Otherwise, the Ticfa meeting in November will not be meaningful.” He was speaking to reporters on Tuesday after meeting a USTR ... Read More »

ILO, Sweden, BD sign agreement to launch new initiative in garment sector

An agreement to launch a new initiative to enhance “workplace rights and industrial relations” in Bangladesh’s clothing industry has been signed in New York, reports bdnews24.com  Sweden will fund $5.4 million in this five-year project, a new endeavour in the series of initiatives undertaken in the clothing sector following the worst-ever factory disaster in 2013. The European Union countries and ... Read More »

Siddiqur Rahman new president of BGMEA

businessnews24bd.com Siddiqur Rahman was made president of Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for the term of 2015-16. He was the vice-president of the outgoing committee. Election Board chairman Jahangir Alamin, made the disclosure through a press release on Wednesday night. Siddiqur Rahman and the other members of the Board of Directors will take over the offices in the Annual General ... Read More »

100 RMG workers fall sick at Gazipur factory

Gazipur Correspondent At least 100 workers of a readymade garment factory fell sick for unknown reason at Jarun in the city’s Konabari area on Saturday. Workers at the Keya Knit Composite Factory said a number of them started falling sick for an unknown reason shortly after joining works in the morning. Witnesses said, some of the workers complained of dizziness ... Read More »

Court indicts Tazreen Fashions chairman, MD, 11 others for 2012 fire

A Dhaka court has indicted Tazreen Fashions’ Managing Director Delwar Hossain, Chairperson Mahmuda Akter and 11 others for the 2012 fire that left more than one hundred workers of the garment factory dead, reports bdnews24.com   The court of Dhaka’s District and Sessions Judge M Kuddus Zaman framed charges against them on Thursday and set Oct 1 for recording witnesses ... Read More »

US renews GSP facilities for 122 countries except Bangladesh

The United States has renewed its Generalised System of Preference (GSP) facility for 122 countries, but Bangladesh is not one of them, reports bdnews24.com  The office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) website says the facility is still suspended for Bangladesh and that it’s closely observing the country’s labour rights scenario. The trade benefits for Bangladesh were revoked in mid-2013 ... Read More »