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AZM Anas

Articles by AZM Anas

Some 280 Bangladesh factories are in the process of getting LEED-certifiedGreen factories help Bangladesh get an edge over rivals 11 March 2019

The Rana Plaza tragedy pushed Bangladesh’s US$30bn clothing industry into making health and safety improvements to reassure brands they would not be tarnished by similar disasters – and now the industry is going a step further by seeking to establish a reputation for environmental excellence.

Bangladesh garment workers have rejected the latest wage proposalBangladesh RMG workers reject latest wage proposal 19 July 2018

Bangladesh's garment owners and trade unions are far apart in the fraught ongoing minimum wage negotiations, proposing pay floors that are widely divergent.

Mohammed Abdul Jabbar, managing director of DBL GroupDBL embraces digital focus to turbocharge its business – Interview 10 July 2018

The digital integration of Bangladesh’s booming textiles and garment sector is gaining pace, with ‘Industry 4.0’ becoming a watchword for increased competitiveness. One company taking such technological development very seriously is Dhaka-based DBL Group, which has targeted digital efficiencies to turbocharge its business growth – as managing director MA Jabbar explains.

Factories under the purview of the Government have until December to complete remediation workBangladesh sets safety deadline for hundreds of garment units 2 July 2018

The Bangladesh government could shut down more than 750 apparel factories if the units fail to complete safety improvement work by December this year, according to the country’s junior labour and employment minister, Mujibul Haque.

Bangladesh Alliance brand group’s mandate renewed 18 June 2018

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has also received a renewed mandate to carry on its health and safety work.

Bangladesh eases trade union formation rules 30 May 2018

Bangladesh has eased regulations for forming trade unions at garment factories in what appears to be a bid to appease the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Plans to extend the Accord's mandate in Bangladesh have suffered another delayAccord’s stay in Bangladesh embroiled in legal tangle 29 May 2018

The right of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to continue working in the country has been thrown into renewed uncertainty after the high court extended an injunction preventing the government from prolonging its operations.

Bangladesh is now a role model so far as structural integrity and workplace safety are concernedBangladesh a role model for health and safety progress 25 April 2018

Five years after the Rana Plaza disaster, Bangladesh’s apparel industry has undergone expansive structural transformation and become a role model for health and safety progress, industry-insiders and trade unionists say.

Bangladesh is among the world's top five largest exporters of men's and women's suits, blazers and trousers by valueSuits offer a boost for Bangladesh apparel exporters 6 March 2018

Senior executives and analysts have told just-style how the higher margin suit segment is drawing in major manufacturers, who are now confronting the challenges of building technical know-how, recruiting skilled labour and attracting global buyers.

Unions want wages for an entry-level apparel worker to triple to BDT16,000 (US$192) a monthBangladesh unions again urge tripling of garment wages 26 February 2018

Bangladesh’s trade unions are again pushing for what they call "rational" minimum wages for workers in the country’s US$28bn garment industry – demanding a tripling in rates.

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