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Earthquakes Shake Vulnerable Garment Factories

The Recent tremors felt by Bangladesh following the earthquakes in Nepal and North and Northeastern India has left the capital city Dhaka in the grip of fear and uncertainty. Among all fears and uncertainty, the vulnerable workers of garment factories

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

Mirpur Factory Fire Shows Poor Safety Standards; Badda Factory Protests Show Poor Security for Workers

After the recent fire in Cordial Design Limited at Mirpur-1 on 31 August 2014, workers, intellectuals and worker rights organizations have expressed their deep concern and frustration over the safety situation of Garment factories even after disasters like Tazreen, Rana

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

Minimum Wage 2013 – An Insight

The Minimum Wage 2013 is set to be applicable from December 2013 and the first payment as per this law will take place in early January 2014. The Gazette outlines the basic construction of the Minimum Wage for the Garment

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

The Father of Microcredit and Social Business, Prof. Mohammad Yunus, Appeals To Support The Garment Industry

The Nobel laureate and social activist Muhammad Yunus has asked western consumers and businesses to help reform Bangladesh’s booming but unregulated garment industry after the deaths of more than 1,000 people last month in the collapse of a factory in

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Posted in Opinions

17 Days Solitude – An Opinion from a Mental Health Expert

What is it like to sit in a dark room for hour after hour, never seeing another living human being? What is it like to know that above you is a colossal wreck, blocking your exit – to see the

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Posted in Opinions

One life emerges through despair. 1100 dead bodies to bear, thousands injured, a thousand dissappear.

24 April 2013. A building collapsed with approximately 5000 people, most of them being workers of the 5 floors of factory operating with utter disregard to law or life. Deadlines kept pushing them, and it pushed them into the jaws

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

Tung Hai Garments on Fire

Tung Hai garments located at Mirpur, Dhaka is on fire. A fire started at the garment just moments ago today on 8 May 2013. The Fire Brigade immediately rushed in and are now at the spot trying to bring the

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues
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