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Garment workers block roads at Narayanganj for dues

The workers of Beka Garments and Textiles of Adamji EPZ are protesting by blocking the road, demanding wages in the area of Chasara Narayanganj. On Wednesday (April 27) afternoon, they blocked one side of Bangabandhu Road in front of Narayanganj Press Club.

During this period, the workers demanded that their dues be explained in time. The workers said that at least 8 to 900 workers work in Beka Garments and Textiles, located in the Adamji EPZ area of Siddirganj. Some of them have two months' salary pending, and some have three months' salary pending.

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BD RMG workers’ rights during COVID pandemic

Bangladesh, a developing and populous country, has just lately begun preparing for COVID-19. The first COVID-19 patients were revealed on March 8, 2020. Those most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society are most affected by this condition. RMG employees in Bangladesh are one example. Due to their lack of education or incompetence, unskilled employees with weak negotiating power are especially prone to exploitation. Among this well-known susceptible group, Because the number of COVID-19 infections in Bangladesh is growing every day, the Bangladeshi government has ordered a nationwide lockdown starting March 26, 2020. The lockout prompted the closure of the apparel company. The clothing owner dismisses staff...

Accord, Alliance will not be extended: Commerce Minister

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said the government will not extend the staying period of Accord and Alliance after their tenures are expired. Staying period of Accord, a platform of mainly European retailers, ends today (May 31) while Tofael_ahmed_tenure of Alliance, another platform of North American brands, will come to an end in July 2018, reports BSS. “We’ll not extend their staying period in Bangladesh. After the end of their tenures, they will get six months to wrap up their operations,” said Tofail ...

Fast fashion industry at risk from bank trouble

Fast fashion is at risk of hitting a speed bump if a looming crisis sweeps through Bangladesh’s banking sector. Financial institutions in the south Asian nation face a credit crunch following mass deposit withdrawals in March and soaring levels of non-performing loans. Analysts and investors fear a full-blown crisis could spill over into Bangladesh’s strongest link to the global economy — the production of textiles and ready-made garments for fast fashion brands and retailers such as H&M, American Eagle Outfitters, Zara, Walmart and Target. “Although the loan book composition across commercial banks in Bangladesh tends to vary

Thrust on replication of Danish tech in RMG

The Energy Efficiency Engagement (3e) Secretariat in collaboration with the Embassy of Denmark in Dhaka jointly organized a seminar titled ‘Renewable Energy, Energy and Water Efficiency in the Textile/Garment Industry’ on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Hotel Radisson Blu, Dhaka. The focus of the seminar was to promote effective implementation of Energy, Renewable Energy and Water Efficiency in the Textile/Garment Industry in Bangladesh, create awareness among industries, share key findings and achievements of the 3e programme and showcase Danish Technological solutions to the industries. The program started with a welcome address by Søren Robenhagen, Commercial Counsellor at

BD aims to grow 10pc of cotton usage by 2025

Bangladesh, which grows about 180,000 bales (1 bale=218 kgs) of cotton in a year or 1 per cent of the annual demand, now aims to grow I million cotton bales by 2025. The country is now the biggest importer of cotton in the world and spends more than $3 billion on cotton imports annually, of which, India meets 50 per cent of the current cotton demand. Speaking at a press conference, Mehdi Ali, general secretary of Bangladesh Cotton Association cotton(BCA) said, “We have targeted to meet 10 per cent of our yearly demand from domes...