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Retailers finally take part in apparel summit

Author: Daily Star, Published on: 26 February 2017

The top five clothing retailers who had earlier decided to boycott Dhaka Apparel Summit-2017 finally participated in the event yesterday as the government took measures for the release of the detained workers and labour leaders. H&M, Inditex (Zara), C&A, Next and Tchibo, which account for billions of dollars in annual garment purchases from Bangladeshi manufacturers, announced early this week that they would not participate in the summit as a mark of protest against the arrest and harassment of workers....But, finally we changed our decision as the government assured us that steps will be taken for the release of the detained workers and worker leaders, who were arrested at Ashulia for their alleged involvement in labour unrest in December last year...said a top official of a major brand.

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Related companies: C&A H&M Inditex Next Tchibo Zara (part of Inditex)