Sunday, April 14, 2024

GSP withdrawal for Bangladesh under consideration: US

Decision on next steps by June The United States on Thursday said withdrawal of Generalised System of Preferences facility for Bangladesh was under consideration and the decision on it would be announced by the end of June. ‘All options remain under consideration, including possible suspension, limitation or withdrawal of GSP benefits,’ said Lewis Karesh, who ... Read more

Inditex, PVH, N Brown to join hands

Inditex SA, Calvin Klein-owner PVH Corp, UK clothier N Brown Group Plc and three other companies will team up with union members to oversee the implementation of the Bangladesh fire and building safety accord, reports Bloomberg. A representative from each of the companies will

RMG workers block highway for salary

Hundreds of agitated ready-made garment workers of the five garments factories housed at the collapsed Rana Plaza brought out a procession along with the relatives of the deceased, injured and missing workers blocking the Dhaka-Aricha highway on Tuesday. During their more than two-hour long protests, movement of all kinds of vehicles were completely halted fearing ... Read more

8 orgs call strike in RMG factories for Sunday

Eight organisations of the garment workers on Friday called a daylong strike in all RMG factories across the country for Sunday in support of their seven-point demand, including the arrest of Rana Plaza and its factory owners. Prior to the work abstention, the organisations working on garment workers’ rights, will hold black-flag processions across

H&M boss backs wage hike

H&M, the Swedish retail giant for clothing, yesterday suggested the government should increase wages for garment workers to help improve their living standards. Chief executive of the company Karl-Johan Persson also asked for an annual review of the wages of the workers. He spoke at a press briefing at Radisson Winter Garden Hotel in Dhaka. ... Read more

Workers block road over house rent hike

Several hundred garment workers barricaded the main thoroughfare in Chittagong for several hours yesterday after police obstructed their rally called to protest frequent rise in house rents. Due to the blockade, traffic remained stranded on the Airport Road since 3:30pm until police high officials around 9:15pm assured the agitators of steps to meet their

Protest at house rent hike

Hundreds of garment workers formed a human chain in the city on Sunday, urging the government to take necessary measures to check house rent hike in Dhaka and its surroundings to ease the sufferings of low income people. Jesmin Akhter, a garment worker residing in Murgitola, said she has to pay Tk 3,000 as rent