BusinessComplianceLaborTrade

Stop Busting Unions: Give Bangladesh Workers the Tools to Fight Fires and Make Our Government Back Them Up

The Tazreen Fashions Fire, which killed 117 women garment workers on November 24th, 2012, was caused by toxic conditions in business and government. The question we should really be asking isn’t “how did it happen?” it’s “why doesn’t it happen more often?” 117 people trampled… Read More

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BusinessLabor

2013 Minimum Wage Roundup! Outlook? Raises.

The revival of global trade in 2011-2012 and stronger demand for apparel and garments in developed markets has brought back another familiar trend – annual minimum wage increases. 2012 saw a wave of wage related protests strike Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, with workers demanding wage… Read More

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BusinessLabor

Representatives of Bangladesh Government, Employers and Labor Groups Meet To Develop New Fire Prevention and Safety Programs

In a joint government-labor-industry effort to prevent factory fires which have taken a heavy death toll on Bangladesh workers, the country’s Ministry of Labour and Employment, the International Labour Organization, and representatives of industry met recently to develop, promote and implement fire safety programs. Since… Read More

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BusinessFashionLaborTrade

Sri Lanka Clothing Makers Facing Loss of E.U. Trade Benefits, Other Major Challenges

A trio of major challenges confront Sri Lanka clothing manufacturers, said A. Sukumaran, outgoing chairman of the country’s Joint Apparel Association Forum in an address to that organization. (JAAF). Impeding Sri Lanka’s ability to compete in the global apparel market are the E.U.’s HYPERLINK “http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/07/business/global/07trade.html?_r=0”… Read More

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