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Siddique Islam

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BANGLADESH: Woven garment exports tumble 4% in July 12 August 2014

Bangladesh's woven garment exports fell by 4.14% in July amid a slowdown in shipments of apparel to markets such as the US following ongoing factory safety issues.


BANGLADESH: Production suspended at Tuba Group factories 12 August 2014

Production remains suspended at the Tuba Group's five factories, where around 1,600 workers earlier this month embarked on a ten-day hunger strike to demand three months' worth of unpaid wages and benefits.


BANGLADESH: Unpaid garment workers call for national strike 7 August 2014

Around 1,600 Bangladeshi garment workers on hunger strike for the past ten days have called for a nationwide strike at clothing factories across the country from Saturday (9 August) if outstanding salaries and bonuses are not paid.


BANGLADESH: Apparel exports soar 14% in fiscal year 11 July 2014

Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, rising by nearly 14% in the just-finished fiscal year as political stability returns to the South Asian country.


BANGLADESH: Draft law allows EPZ workers to form unions 8 July 2014

Bangladesh's government has approved a draft labour law that will allow workers in export processing zones (EPZs) to form unions - a week after both the EU and US criticised the country's progress on improving worker rights.


BANGLADESH: Alliance factory inspections get underway 13 March 2014

The group of 27 North American retailers and brands working to improve safety in Bangladesh has started inspections on more than 400 garment factories used by its members.


BANGLADESH: EU not satisfied with factory safety efforts 10 March 2014

The European Union's representative in Bangladesh has expressed dissatisfaction at the country's progress towards improving worker and building safety in the apparel industry.


BANGLADESH: Fire and safety expo highlights training gap 25 February 2014

Among the ongoing challenges facing Bangladesh garment factories when it comes to improving fire and building safety are untrained management, supervisors and workers, and a poor attitude to safety, a new survey has shown.


BANGLADESH: Apparel exports soar 18% in seven months 18 February 2014

Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, climbing nearly 18% in the first seven months of the current fiscal year according to the latest figures.


US: Bangladesh must make more progress to regain GSP 12 February 2014

Bangladesh has not yet made sufficient progress in improving labour standards to justify a reinstatement of the Generalised System of Preference (GSP) benefits, US senior officials have said.


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