Apparel

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    64pc of RMG workers can’t meet daily expenses due to low wages

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 24, 2017

    A survey conducted by IndustriAll Bangladesh Council found that 64 per cent of readymade garment workers cannot bear all the expenses of their daily essentials...

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    Govt goes for slab-based worker participation for TU registration

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 22, 2017

    The government has proposed four slabs of worker representation requirement for getting trade union registration in industries as the International Labour Organisation suggested that the...

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    Govt sets April 2018 deadline for completing remediation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 21, 2017

    The government has set April 2018 as the deadline for completing remediation works in the readymade garment factories inspected under the joint initiative of Bangladesh...

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    Alliance wants ‘credible, independent body’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 16, 2017

    Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a platform of North American fashion brands and buyers, wants to hand over its safety programme in Bangladesh’s readymade garment...

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    1,307 Accord-listed factories behind schedule

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:21pm on November 04, 2017

    A total of 1,307 out of 1,624 Accord-listed readymade garment factories are behind the schedule in terms of fixing safety faults, a quarterly aggregate report...

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    Rights groups urge brands to provide full, fair compensation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:44pm on October 09, 2017

    After four years of the fire incident at Aswad Composite Mills in Gazipur, the families of deceased and injured workers are still waiting for compensation...

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    BTC for giving cash incentives against export proceeds instead of value addition

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:21am on October 01, 2017

    Bangladesh Tariff Commission has suggested that the government give cash incentive to the country’s knitwear exporters against their export proceeds instead of value addition...

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    Draft eyes full remediation by July ’18

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:29am on September 29, 2017

    The government in association with the International Labour Organisation has drafted a time-bound remediation strategy for the readymade garment sector, setting a July 2018 timeframe...

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    Rights groups urge brands, govt to ensure compensation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:07pm on September 25, 2017

    Rights groups urged global buyers, government of Bangladesh and employers to ensure a permanent remedy for the victims of workplace accidents alongside paying compensation, adopting...

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    RMG export shines in Jul-Aug on strong euro

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on September 17, 2017

    Bangladesh’s readymade garment export to its major destinations including the European countries, United States and Canada achieved significant growth in the first two months of...

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