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Bangladesh garment makers ask government to extend export subsidy

Bangladesh’s garment makers have asked the government to extend a 5 percent export subsidy for the industry, saying they are being squeezed between low...

Dutch sweets giant probes ‘attack’ on Bangladesh factory workers

The Dutch sweets giant behind the Mentos and Alpenliebe brands has pledged to investigate after its workers in Bangladesh said they were attacked, just weeks after...

First female boss vows to shake up Bangladesh’s fashion factories

The first woman to head one of Bangladesh's biggest garment associations said on Tuesday she would boost female leadership as most factory workers were women,...

World Bank forecasts Bangladesh growth of 7.3 pct, to miss govt projection

The World Bank on Thursday predicted Bangladesh's economy will grow at 7.3 percent in the fiscal year that ends on June 30, lower than a...

Bangladesh Fashion Workers At Risk With Reform Delays

The safety of workers making clothing for global brands like Adidas and H&M could be at risk if Bangladesh's Supreme Court moves on Sunday...

Bangladesh Eyes On Recruitment Brokers To Curb Abuse And Trafficking

Bangladesh is planning to sideline unscrupulous recruitment brokers who dupe or exploit workers they send abroad by compiling a list of certified agents as...

Drugs, Violence Threaten Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

Sitting near a tea stall smoking and drinking sugary milk tea, a group of young Rohingya men are bored and worried about their futures...

Nearly 5,000 Garment Workers Sacked Over Bangladesh Strikes

Nearly 5,000 low-paid Bangladeshi garment workers stitching clothes for global brands have been sacked by factory bosses for joining strikes over wages this month...

Bangladesh Unions Say ‘Downgraded’ Garment Workers Miss Expected Pay Hike

Bangladesh's union leaders said on Tuesday (15) that some garment factories were assigning long-standing workers lower salary grades than they deserved to reduce the...

Bangladesh Garment Workers Stage Protests, Say Pay Hike Insufficient

Several thousand garment workers took to the streets in Bangladesh on Monday (14), rejecting a pay hike in the crucial export industry as insufficient,...