garment sector

January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016

BGMEA rejects TIB report

Rejecting TIB findings on garment supply chain, garment makers today said the report is baseless and intentional to damage the image of the sector.

May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015

Is the new model of trade unions the answer?

THE history and development of trade unions in the garment sector is different from other industrial sectors of Bangladesh.

April 25, 2015
April 25, 2015

Rana Plaza two-year anniversary

TWO years ago, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, crushing workers and drawing the world's attention to the readymade garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh.

April 24, 2015
April 24, 2015

Let there be light

AT the beginning of the industrial revolution, a farmer was also able to make shoes, and the women spent their days making handmade pottery and spinning yarn or cloth.

March 31, 2015
March 31, 2015

Time to use WTO multilateral forum

THE US suspended Bangladesh from its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme on 27 June 2013, following concerns over poor labour conditions particularly after the horrific collapse of Rana Plaza.

March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015

Mourning the violence of capital(ism)

ON March 21, 2014, I received the news that Sumaya Khatun, my friend and comrade, a 16-year-old girl who used to work at Tazreen Garments, passed away after battling a cancerous tumour for over a year.

March 17, 2015
March 17, 2015

Garment industry faces ordeal

THE ongoing blockade and shutdowns are crippling the economy, with the garment sector seemingly set to receive the hardest blow.