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Rana Plaza four years on – Timeline of change 24 Apr 2017

On the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety within the country's ready-made garment industry. While progress has undoubtedly been made, questions remain about the speed of remediation if all parties involved are to leave their legacy of safer factories in 2018.

Industry groups reaffirm commitment to Bangladesh 24 Apr 2017

Industry groups, brands and unions have reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring the completion and long-term reform of Bangladesh's apparel industry on the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.

Bangladesh apparel sector faces up to challenges 28 Feb 2017

With the global garment market still growing fast, Bangladesh needs to seize the so-called ‘China-plus’ opportunity while penetrating new markets and diversifying its products, a Dhaka conference has heard.

Cellphone surveys add to supply chain insight 28 Oct 2016

A helpline set up to monitor conditions in Bangladesh's garment factories by encouraging workers to report abuses using their mobile phones has received a total of 92,416 calls since its launch two years ago. But while the initiative is giving retailers and brands more insight into what's really going on in their supply chains, technology alone is not the solution.

Bangladesh Alliance preparing 2018 transition plan 7 Oct 2016

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says it is working on a plan to hand over responsibility for its affiliated garment factories to the country's government in 2018, and has revealed around 63% of remediation work has been completed to date.

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Bangladesh trains judges on labour standards 25 Apr 2017

A three-day training course on 'International Labour Standards and Labour Legislation' was launched today (25 April) in Bangladesh. aimed at equipping judges and judicial officers with better knowledge of international labour law.

More to be done in Bangladesh, says labour group 21 Apr 2017

In the face of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory complex collapse, labour rights group Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is outlining a set of key actions required from governments, brands and employers it says will drive "fundamental changes" in the aftermath of the disaster.

Bangladesh considers Africa for cotton imports 18 Apr 2017

Bangladesh may look to Africa as an alternative source for cotton imports, members of the country's government have said, in order to reduce its dependency on China, where stockpiling is causing huge price volatility.

Bangladesh Alliance completes 72% of remediation 12 Apr 2017

The Alliance for Bangladesh says the country's garment industry is moving toward being one of the world's safest, having revealed around 72% of remediation work has been completed to date.

First river shipment of Bangladesh garment exports 7 Apr 2017

Safmarine, the global containerised division of the Maersk Group, has shipped the first hanging garments from Bangladesh’s Pangaon Inland Container Terminal (PICT), in a move that opens up a new river-sea route for exporters.

Project to empower women garment workers gets $1m 5 Apr 2017

A multi-year initiative to end gender-based violence in Asia's garment industry is to receive US$1m in funding.

Better Work Bangladesh forum highlights challenges 4 Apr 2017

Progress is being made to improve working conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry through the work of the Better Work programme, but more needs to be done to guarantee safety and encourage further collaboration, stakeholders have said.

Networks the focus for next Bangladesh denim expo 4 Apr 2017

The importance of developing long-term relationships in the contemporary denim industry, particularly on the issues of sustainability of processes and materials, will be the main theme of this year's Bangladesh Denim Expo.

Bangladesh government workplace training launches 3 Apr 2017

A new training programme aimed at increasing the capacity of the Government of Bangladesh to support workplace cooperation and handle grievances is to take place in Dhaka this week.

Bangladesh campaign tackles RMG health and safety 30 Mar 2017

A campaign has been launched to help improve awareness of occupational safety and health among factory workers and managers in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry.

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Garment factories boost Bangladesh education 16 Sep 2014

The explosive growth of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry is more likely to be accompanied by accusations of sweatshop exploitation from labour rights activists than praise for the positive opportunities it brings the sector's largely-women workforce.