Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Labour rights, GSP to dominate talks during Kerry visit

The issues relating to labour rights, workplace safety, next national election and generalized system of preferences (GSP) facilities for Bangladeshi products are expected to dominate the bilateral talks between US secretary of state John Kerry and Bangladesh foreign minister Dr Dipu Moni, according to sources.

‘Export not at the expense of safe working conditions’

Both the United States and Bangladesh have a shared interest in ensuring that the growth of Bangladesh’s export sector does not come at the expense of safe and healthy working conditions or fundamental labour rights, senior State Department officials said on Wednesday. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O Blake ... Read more

Garment makers move to right labour wrongs

Share their steps with The Daily Star following international outcry Against the background of growing concern over labour rights violation in Bangladesh, garment makers yesterday said they had taken the issue seriously and started to improve work environment and maintain compliance in factories. They said garment makers have already engaged the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) “Better ... Read more