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.
United States Congressman George Miller has warned of severe consequences if Bangladesh fails to ensure labour rights. “It is very clear that if these people (workers) do not have rights at work and if they do not have the right to turn down unsafe working conditions then Bangladesh will be stuck in the past and ... Read more
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
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