• Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Garment units reel from safety threats

Most garment factories have structural flaws due to poor implementation of laws, a global alliance of retailers said yesterday. Around 74 percent of the garment factories were established before the enforcement of the Bangladesh National Building Code, said Mesbah Rabin, managing director of Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a platform of 26 North American clothing retailers. “Most factories do not have any drawing design, soil test reports, electrical line outlines. We, therefore, are facing challenges in inspecting factories,” he said yesterday...

HRW for trade union in RMG

Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh to stop garment owners from intimidating and threatening workers for organising trade unions and to prosecute those responsible for attacks on labour leaders. Foreign buyers, including major US and European retailers, should ensure that Bangladeshi garment suppliers respect labour rights, the New York-based rights body said in a report published yesterday. The rights body interviewed 47 workers of 21 factories in and around Dhaka to make the report. Some workers told HRW that not only had...

Owners threatening RMG workers over union: HRW

Owners threatening RMG workers over union: HRW

International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh government to stop garment factory owners from intimidating and threatening workers for organising trade unions, and prosecute those responsible for attacks on labour leaders.

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