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2 November 2019

Bangladesh: Government calls for repatriation of migrant worker after allegations of sexual assault by Saudi employers

Author: Special Correspondent, Al Jazeera

"'Sexual assaults': Bangladesh seeks worker's return from Saudi", 3 November 2019...

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22 October 2019

Bangladesh: Factory workers who make Lululemon clothing say they are routinely underpaid, beaten and humiliated

Author: Sarah Marsh and Redwan Ahmed, The Guardian

"Workers making £88 Lululemon leggings claim they are beaten", 14 October 2019...

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21 October 2019

Bangladesh: Study shows female garment workers are being deprived of maternity leave and childcare rights

Author: New Age Bangladesh

"Female RMG workers in Bangladesh deprived of maternity benefits: study" 20 October 2019...

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16 February 2015

Bangladesh can improve its labour rights, but so can the United States

Author: Chaumtoli Huq, Daily Star

...[T]he Office of the United States Trade Representatives (USTR) called on the government of Bangladesh to improve on its labour rights, and in particular to allow for increased unionisation before it would consider restoring trade benefits....While...

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20 August 2014

IndustriALL & its members implement a project to increase union membership of garment workers in factories

Author: IndustriALL

Together with its partners, IndustriALL is participating in a project to increase union membership in the factories...1300 garment workers in Gazipur, Dhaka turned to their union federation, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Bangladesh...

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13 May 2013

Bangladesh agrees to allow garment workers to form trade unions

Author: Farid Hossain, Associated Press

Bangladesh's government agreed…to allow the country's garment workers to form trade unions without prior permission from factory owners…The...government [also] announced a plan to raise the minimum wage for garment workers…Both moves are seen as a...

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5 May 2013

Bangladesh, ILO Agree Labor Reform After Factory Collapse

Author: Arun Devnath & Pratish Narayanan, Bloomberg

Bangladesh’s government, workers, employers and the International Labour Organization agreed to a plan to improve employee rights and safety after more than 600 people were killed in a factory building collapse...The ILO proposals, which include...

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9 September 2012

Fighting for Bangladesh Labor, and Ending Up in Pauper’s Grave [Bangladesh]

Author: Jim Yardley, New York Times

…Mr. Islam, a labor organizer…disappeared April 4. Days later, his family discovered that he had been tortured and killed. His murder bore a grim familiarity in a country with a brutal legacy of politically motivated killings, and it raised a...

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6 August 2012

A chronology of the investigation of the murder of labor activist Aminul Islam [Bangladesh]

Author: International Labor Rights Forum

Aminul Islam, 40, president of the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers’ Federation (BGIWF)’s…and a senior organizer with a well-known labor rights group, the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity (BCWS), was tortured and murdered in early...

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22 February 2012

Union leaders confined by factory managers in Bangladesh

Author: Alex Ivanou, Intl. Metalworkers' Federation

According to the report of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation (ITGLWF) on the evening of 12 February 2012 President and General Secretary of the Coats Bangladesh Ltd. Employees Union went to the Coats Head Office…to try...

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