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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

The Crucial Right To Justice – Bangladeshi Garment Workers

The Bangladeshi Garment Industry has shown remarkable resilience over the years with strong growth in times of global financial hard times. Some of the industry’s success is credited to its focus on low end garment whose demand remains strong in

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

Yet another victim of Rana Plaza die …

After fighting for his life for 107 days, Monwar Hossain, 22, from Mithapukur upazila in Northern District of Rangpur breathed his last at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Enam Medican College Hospital in Savar at around 4:30am. Monwar was

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Alleged Lack of Support from BGMEA to Rana Plaza Victims

Nearly Tk5m has been paid from the prime minister’s relief fund to cover the cost of DNA tests to confirm the identities of 321 bodies from the Rana Plaza disaster. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) recently issued a cheque for

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MISSING – Officially Dead – Realistically Not Alive

The chief inspector of factories and establishment has submitted to the High Court a list of 379 missing workers after the April 24 collapse of Rana Plaza in Savar that housed five clothing factories. A total of 291 unidentified bodies

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Garment factories in Ashulia to start work on Friday

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) decided to reopen ready made garment factories in Ashulia on Friday after a three-day shutdown following a labour unrest. “We will reopen the factories on Friday on the government’s assurance that it will

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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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