Bangladesh govt. agrees to let garment workers unionise following over 1100 deaths in factory building collapse
Farid Hossain, Associated Press, 13 May 2013
Bangladesh Govt. agrees labour reforms with ILO after factory collapse leaving hundreds dead - will include right to collective bargaining
Arun Devnath & Pratish Narayanan, Bloomberg, 5 May 2013
Bangladesh: Killing of labour rights activist, Aminul Islam, still under investigation 5 months on - was trying to resolve labour impasse at suppliers for American Eagle, Tommy Hilfiger/PVH, Nike & others - includes responses & non-responses
New York Times, 9 Sep 2012
Bangladesh: No one held responsible to date for killing of labour activist Aminul Islam - intl. buyers worried about their reputation
Intl. Labor Rights Forum, 6 Aug 2012
Bangladesh: Thread factory Coats accused of "forcibly" detaining union leaders overnight
Alex Ivanou, Intl. Metalworkers' Federation (IMF), 22 Feb 2012
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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...
IndustriALL & its members implement a project to increase union membership of garment workers in factories
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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...
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...
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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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...
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...