RMG

Sex, garment industry and social revolution

November 20, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Sex, garment industry and social revolution

Dear reader, I will credit the fact that you are reading this rant
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Posted in RMG, Social Issues | 24 Comments »

Moving up the value ladder? Not so fast!

November 1, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Moving up the value ladder? Not so fast!

I am on one of my periodic swings thru Bangladesh and other Asian countries from which we source products
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Posted in Economy, RMG | 3 Comments »

Tuba, BGMEA and workers’ rights

August 11, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
Tuba, BGMEA and workers’ rights

By now, many of the 1,600 workers from Tuba Group have finally collected some unpaid wages. It took a ridiculous amount of effort for these workers to collect what was owed to them.
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Pay, or else!

August 9, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Pay, or else!

The problem is with the “Or Else” part. The political talking heads are throwing deadlines like “pay by Thursday’’, the BGMEA is saying it will pay by Wednesday
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Posted in RMG | 21 Comments »

Post Rana Plaza: A failed system of accountability

July 23, 2014
Anu Muhammad
Post Rana Plaza: A failed system of accountability

We are facing another 24 of the month, horrific day for the garment workers in Bangladesh. Fifteen months have passed after Rana Plaza disaster that housed five garments factories, killed 1135 and injured thousands
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Posted in RMG | 5 Comments »

Children’s Mental Health Day and the Rana Plaza victims

May 8, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
Children’s Mental Health Day and the Rana Plaza victims

By now, many people know this story. There had been some 2,400 workers rescued already – some calm, some comatose
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Posted in Disaster, Health, RMG | 7 Comments »

Empowering the RMG girl

April 30, 2014
Zia Rahman
Empowering the RMG girl

Over the past three decades the Readymade Garment (RMG) sector has become crucial to Bangladesh’s economy.
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Posted in RMG, Women's Rights | 8 Comments »

Let them eat cake! Still?

April 23, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Let them eat cake! Still?

Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“, (let them eat Cake) or Let them eat brioche (bread with eggs and flour, hence cake) has been attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette
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Mental health after Rana Plaza: One year later

April 23, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
Mental health after Rana Plaza: One year later

“My head is spinning,” Aklima said to me in Bangla. It was a chilly spring day in Chicago, and Aklima was a labour activist
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Too much to die, too little to live

April 23, 2014
Lalon Sander
Too much to die, too little to live

In the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse much seems to be on the move in the Bangladeshi textile industry. In particular the workers have been
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Bringing change to the garment industry: Acupuncture vs. surgery

November 11, 2013
Syed Akhtar Mahmood
Bringing change to the garment industry: Acupuncture vs. surgery

The latest news from Bangladesh’s flagship RMG industry is about the substantial increase
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Participatory art, poorly conceptualised

September 20, 2013
Elisa T. Bertuzzo
Participatory art, poorly conceptualised

Whoever was walking along Gulshan-Mohakhali Road on last Friday afternoon was compelled to step down the footpath or change roadside
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Posted in Poverty, RMG | 6 Comments »

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