- North America
- December 12, 2017
Four years after the worst industrial disaster in the history of Bangladesh, RMG factories have come a long way in safety issues but workers’ rights still seem to be taking a back seat
The agitation has caused a huge traffic jam in surrounding areas
“The fire originated from a side of Medlar Garments of Jamgora area in Savar, adjacent to amusement park Fantasy Kingdom, at around 9:15pm”
Units under Accord, Alliance see visible headway
As of Tuesday, the number of companies that completed CAPs stood at 68.
None has reportedly been injured as the factory was closed at the time.
Police have arrested a journalist in Savar for alleged incitement of workers and helping create unrest in the garments industry in Ashulia.
Two RMG factories in Jamgora, Ashulia have filed two separate cases with Ashulia police station against more than 200 of their workers.
Dhaka District BNP President Dr Salauddin Babu has been named in a case by the police for allegedly inciting the RMG workers’ unrest in Ashulia.
Windy Apparels Limited has fired 120 workers for their alleged involvement in vandalising its Ashulia factory.
At least ten ready-made garment factories in Ashulia, Savar were closed down yesterday as the workers staged walk-out demanding implementation of minimum monthly wage.
Garment industry has socially empowered women workers in Bangladesh to have better control over their own lives, while it has brought newer forms of vulnerability to them, especially in their work and living environment, according to study
Four more apparel factories producing clothing products for Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety signatory brands have completed Corrective Action Plans (CAPs)
Rashed, 20, Shankar Sarker, 25, Gopal Das, 26, and Al Mamun, 40, are among the 10 victims identified so far by their families
With our RMG factories having gone through several changes recently as a result of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, it is even more important that the industry takes care of its workers
‘It is a good start, which is necessary for the sector. I think it will give a better living opportunity for the workers’