Bangladesh Increasing Garment and Textile Exports

A new report says Bangladesh’s share of textile and garment exports will increase further in the next 16 years thanks to its low cost base and large working population.

Rana Plaza Trust Fund Awards $1.4 Million to Victims

The ILO-backed fund for victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh has distributed $1.4 million to 700 cases.

Gap Inc. Hit by Hoax Bangladesh Accord Website

Gap

Gap Inc. investigates a hoax website that claimed it would heavily compensate workers of the Aswad Composite Mills fire.

Bangladesh: Safety Accord Issues Inspection Standards

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has finalized inspection standards for factories.

Wal-Mart Finds Safety Issues in Bangladesh Factories

Walmart

Inspections at Bangladeshi factories supplying garments to retail giant Wal-Mart Stores found that more than 30 posed a safety risk – but most have since made improvements.

Garment Worker Wages in Bangladesh to rise by 76%

The minimum wage for millions of garment workers in Bangladesh will rise to about $68 a month – an increase of 76% on current pay but well below the level that workers have been seeking.

Garment Workers in Bangladesh Reject Latest Pay Offer

Government officials, manufacturers and union leaders meeting in Bangladesh failed to agree on a rise in the minimum wage for garment workers.

New $24 Million Safety Package Launched in Bangladesh

The Better Work program is part of a wider $24.21 million package aimed at improving working conditions in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment sector.

Workers Killed in Bangladesh Fabric Factory Fire

The safety of Bangladesh’s textile and garment industry has been called into question again today (9 October) after at least seven people were killed in a fire at a fabric factory at Sreepur in the district of Gazipur, around 40km north of Dhaka.
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Bangladesh Remains Number One Alternative to China

A McKinsey & Co. study says Bangladesh’s advantages in low cost and convenience will ensure that its apparel sector keeps growing.