Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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.

EU issues fresh GSP threat over workplace safety

European Union trade commissioner Karel De Gucht has called for ‘immediate’ action by the Bangladesh government to improve health and safety conditions in the nation’s garment industry after a factory collapse last month killed more than 500 people, reports Bloomberg. The government of Bangladesh must ‘change something,’ De Gucht said on RTBF radio on Sunday.

EU issues GSP threat over safety in workplace

The European Union has warned that it would take trade action against Bangladesh through its generalised system of preferences that the country gets on the EU market if the country failed to ensure workers’ safety in factories. The EU issued the threat on Tuesday, following the

RMG buyers want ‘credible action’ over workplace safety

Assessment body comprising of buyers, owners, govt to be formed International buyers of garment products on Monday expressed their dissatisfaction again over the lack of workplace safety in Bangladesh which was exposed again by the Savar tragedy and they wanted to see ‘credible action’ addressing health and safety issues of workers. The buyers also said ... Read more