Posts Tagged ‘ RMG ’

Trans Pacific Partnership and garment export

July 8, 2015
M A Taslim
Trans Pacific Partnership and garment export

Whenever any of our major trade partners contemplates a free trade agreement or special trade preferences for countries that are exporters of apparels, an alarm is raised that such an agreement would adversely impact the export of apparels from Bangladesh. There was considerable unease when EU granted GSP+ trade privileges to Sri Lanka in...
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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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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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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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Sumaya and the unconditional cash transfer

September 15, 2013
M. Sophia Newman
Sumaya and the unconditional cash transfer

“When the factory caught on fire, I was stuck inside the burning factory for hours. It was pitch dark. I was inhaling smoke, screaming from my guts,
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Burka Avenger in Bangladesh: Justice on the factory floor?

August 17, 2013
M. Sophia Newman
Burka Avenger in Bangladesh: Justice on the factory floor?

Just before the Eid holiday, a new cartoon programme debuted in Pakistan. The show has provoked international attention for its startling heroine
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The right to be penniless

August 8, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
The right to be penniless

I remember watching the birth of a calf. Two hooves came first. The cow was standing, its tail raised and contorted.
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Posted in Lifestyle, Poverty | 18 Comments »

A deadly business

July 23, 2013
Lalon Sander
A deadly business

Why did 1,129 people have to die? This question has been running through my head since I began reporting on the Rana Plaza disaster.
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GSP, TICFA and the compensation issue

July 22, 2013
Anu Muhammad
GSP, TICFA and the compensation issue

It is really unbelievable that even after the horrible killings of more than 1100 workers in Rana Plaza, no significant initiative from the BGMEA or the government
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Obama sticks it to Bangladesh

June 28, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Obama sticks it to Bangladesh

I have been in a summer torpor this year, which is not very usual for me. But just as I was getting ready to surrender to the torpor, President Obama decided to stick it to Bangladesh.
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