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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh to launch US$24m factory safety campaign

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will launch a US$24 million (HK$186 million) safety campaign on Tuesday in the latest effort to overhaul appalling conditions at the nation’s clothing factories, officials said. Experts will conduct safety inspections at more than 1,000 factories as part of the multi-year campaign, after ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh accuses 17 over Rana Plaza garment factory collapse that killed 1,130

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 08:34pm by Reuters

    ... and sparked a global outcry for improved safety standards in the world’s second-largest exporter of ready-made garments. The accused include the parents of Mohammad Sohel Rana- the individual previously cited as the owner of Rana Plaza- as well as a local mayor, engineers and three owners of garment factories that used the building. They do not include Rana himself, who was arrested after ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Scores missing as overloaded ferry sunk by wave on Bangladesh’s Padma river

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:46pm by AFP

    ... of small and medium-sized boats do not meet minimum safety regulations. Additional reporting by Associated Press ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Scores of factories at Bangladesh textile hub shut amid unrest

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the indefinite closure represents yet another body blow to the industry which has pleaded with Western retailers not to pull out of Bangladesh and promised to come up with a credible safety framework. ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh police charge 13 over country’s deadliest garment factory fire

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:33pm by AFP

    ... a label owned by US rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs. The fire in November last year was the country’s worst at a garment factory and shone an international spotlight on appalling safety conditions ... in the world’s worst industrial disaster. Bangladesh pledged to clean up the industry after that disaster in April, and more than 100 top Western retailers have signed up to new safety agreements ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    US plan for Bangladesh factory safety 'a sham'

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Retail giants' five-year agreement will fail because it has no teeth, say activists US plan for factory safety 'a sham' A plan developed by North American retailers including Gap and Wal-Mart to improve safety in Bangladeshi garment factories has been labelled a "sham" by workers' rights groups. The two retailers are part of an alliance ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    US cuts Dhaka's trade benefits over poor worker conditions and safety

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US cuts Dhaka's trade benefits over workplace safety President Barack Obama has cut off long-time US trade benefits for Bangladesh in a mostly symbolic response to conditions in its garment industry that have cost more than 1,200 lives this year. Thursday's move does not directly affect Bangladesh's multibillion-dollar clothing exports, since garments ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Better Work safety programme bars Bangladesh over its weak labour laws

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Washington The Better Work programme wants the country to improve industrial safety before it can join Monitoring unit bars Dhaka over weak labour laws ... hoping to convince the United States that they are serious about improving industrial conditions in the country. The Obama administration is working with Bangladesh to improve its safety ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Global clothes firms say Bangladesh must ensure fire safety

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 04:56pm by Reuters in Dhaka

    ... Reuters in Dhaka International garment firms have demanded fast “realistic” action to ensure the safety of Bangladeshi textile workers, a week after a plant fire killed more than 100 ... forum was blunt in suggesting it would “lose confidence” in the country’s industry unless change came fast. Rights groups have called on big-brand firms to sign up for a fire safety programme. ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Hopes fading for survivors at Bangladesh disaster site

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 05:16pm by AGENCIES

    ... the death toll for the country’s worst industrial accident will certainly rise further. The tragedy has once again focused attention on the poor safety conditions in the Bangladeshi garment ... while other brands including Walmart are investigating. The accident has prompted new accusations from activists that Western firms place profit before safety by sourcing their products from ...




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