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Bangladeshi unions reject inadequate labour law changes

13 June, 2013 Bangladeshi union leaders have rejected new labour law proposals drawn up by the government, saying they failed to improve their right to organize workers and guarantee freedom of association.

Walmart/Gap Bangladesh safety plan: pale imitation of Accord

10 July, 2013IndustriALL and UNI, reacting to the announcement by Walmart and Gap today of another toothless corporate auditing programme for Bangladesh factory safety, stated that these companies are only repeating the mistakes of the past.

Global brands pull together on Bangladesh safety deal

23 May, 2013Major retail companies behind the global Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord showed their commitment to improving the lives of Bangladeshi garment workers at the kick-off meeting, held at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva today.

Bangladesh workers must continue to wait for full compensation

12 September, 2013Eleven brands join discussions on compensation to victims of Bangladesh factory disasters. Other key brands turn their back on workers' plight. Some advance payments agreed.

Bangladesh safety accord welcomes 100 brand milestone

17 October, 2013More than 100 global brands have now signed the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, driven by IndustriALL and UNI in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse six months ago.

Minimum wage negotiations continue in Bangladesh

7 November, 2013Western media incorrectly reported yesterday that the minimum monthly wage for Bangladeshi garment workers had been increased by 77% to 5,300 taka (US$67). In fact discussions continue, with the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council holding firm in its demand for a rise to a living wage of US$120.

IndustriALL shipbuilding-shipbreaking Action Group meets in Chittagong and recommits to global campaign

4 November, 2015Leading trade unions from the shipbuilding and shipbreaking industries coordinate through an IndustriALL Action Group that meets every year. In Chittagong, Bangladesh on 1-2 November the Action Group focussed on the global campaign to clean up ship breaking, the world’s most dangerous job.

Bangladesh union repression intensifies

13 February, 2017A further nine trade union members from an IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Bangladesh were arrested over the weekend as the government crackdown on garment workers escalates.

Bangladesh: garment workers fight for their union to be legally registered

20 March, 2017Workers at the Orchid Sweater factory in Bangladesh are calling for solidarity support as their attempts to secure formal union registration have been repeatedly denied since February 2016.

Guards open fire on shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh

1 April, 2016Seven people, including a 16-year-old boy, were injured after guards at a shipbreaking company in Bangladesh opened fire on people protesting against the death of a worker.