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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

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

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

    ... the Generalised System of Preferences programme. "Countries that tolerate dangerous- and even deadly- working conditions and deny basic workers' rights, especially the right to freedom ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1271262/us-cuts-dhakas-trade-benefits-over-poor-worker-conditions-and-safety
  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Better Work safety programme bars Bangladesh over its weak labour laws

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

    ... 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 ... these conditions are realised," said Dan Rees, director of the Better Work programme, which monitors textile factories in Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and elsewhere. "There is a lack of clarity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1240840/better-work-safety-programme-bars-bangladesh-over-its-weak-labour-laws
  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

    ... conditions in central Bangladesh yesterday with up to 200 passengers on board, in the latest disaster to hit the country's rivers. Emergency workers said about 100 survivors and two bodies had ... in the impoverished country, with overcrowding and poor ship design and maintenance often to blame. Local police chief Tofazzal Hossain said the vessel was overloaded with passengers and conditions were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566440/overloaded-ferry-sunk-wave-bangladeshs-padma-river
  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

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

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

    ... are split over how to improve conditions. Big European firms signed an accord that would make them legally responsible for safety. US groups such as Wal-Mart Stores have broken ties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533419/bangladesh-accuses-17-over-rana-plaza-garment-factory-collapse-killed-1130
  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh to launch US$24m factory safety campaign

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

    ... Labour and Employment Secretary Mikail Shipar said. “There will be zero tolerance to poor working conditions in our factories.” There will be zero tolerance to poor working conditions in our ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1337279/bangladesh-launch-us24m-factory-safety-campaign
  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Charged owners of Bangladesh factory where 112 workers died surrender

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:37pm by AP

    ... exposed harsh and unsafe working conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry. A factory collapse in April last year killed more than 1,100 workers. The impoverished South Asian nation earns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1424490/bangladesh-garment-factory-owners-surrender-over-deadly-fire
  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Work starts on Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant in Rooppur

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dhaka Work starts on US$4b Rooppur nuclear plant Bangladesh has begun work on its first nuclear power plant, which is to have two Russian designed reactors and cost up to US$4 billion. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone on Wednesday for the nuclear plant in Rooppur, in the country's northwest. An initial reactor is expected to start ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1323785/work-starts-bangladeshs-first-nuclear-power-plant-rooppur
  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh official panel recommends 76pc garment worker wage hike

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... factories and clash with police to demand an increase. The board’s recommendation on Monday must still be adopted by the government. Protests over poor wages, benefits and working conditions ... and protests over pay and conditions, an official said. The board of government officials, garment manufacturers and union leaders said the minimum monthly wage for the nation’s four million garment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1347603/bangladesh-official-panel-recommends-76pc-garment-worker-wage-hike
  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Victims of Bangladesh plant collapse offered financial aid

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 10:14pm by AP

    ... The agreement requires that the companies must conduct independent safety inspections, make their reports on factory conditions public and cover the costs for needed repairs. The companies that agreed to the pact join two other retailers that signed the contract last year, PVH, which makes clothes under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Izod labels, and German retailer Tchibo. Working conditions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1339966/victims-bangladesh-plant-collapse-offered-financial-aid
  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    At least 10 killed in Bangladesh garment factory fire

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 10:01am by Associated Press in Dhaka

    ... known. Harsh and often unsafe working conditions exist in Bangladesh’s garment industry, where numerous fatal accidents have occurred. The collapse of an eight-story factory building in April ... while trying to escape from the building on Tuesday night. Local journalist Iqbal Ahmed said from the scene that the factory had been closed for the day but some employees were working overtime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1327745/least-10-killed-bangladesh-garment-factory-fire

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