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Strenghtening supply chain relations in Bangladesh

5 June, 2024In an effort to strengthen supply chain industrial relations, IndustriALL led a mission to Bangladesh, focusing on collective bargaining, legally binding agreements and effective dispute resolution.   

Bangladesh’s Employment Injury Scheme to include commuting accidents

27 May, 2024In a groundbreaking effort, the employment injury scheme, piloted in the readymade garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh, will also include commuting accidents as part of industrial accidents eligible for compensation payout.

Bangladeshi affiliates stand united in the fight for workers’ rights

13 May, 2024On 28 April, IndustriALL organised a workshop on human rights due diligence with affiliates in Bangladesh. The workshop aimed to develop an understanding of due diligence obligations that multinational companies have in their global supply chains.

Amazon: Stop free-riding on worker safety, sign the Accord today!

25 April, 2024IndustriALL Global Union and Uni Global Union are calling on Amazon to sign the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry.

Rana Plaza anniversary: MEPs must support due diligence today!

23 April, 2024Today, marks the anniversary of the 2013 industrial homicide that killed more than 1,100 people and injured thousands more, as the Rana Plaza collapsed onto garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This year, the anniversary coincides with the final vote in the European Parliament on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, which, if adopted, would make the respect of environmental standards, human rights including workers’ rights mandatory along global value chains.

Bangladesh’s shipbreaking unions key in helping workers

7 March, 2024Shipbreaking is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Workers employed at shipbreaking yards are forced to work in precarious working conditions for poverty wages. Cutting a vessel in the absence of safety equipment or lack of proper training for the job,  poses an immense danger to workers’ lives. 

Legal enforceability necessary for sound industrial relations

1 March, 2024The OECD forum on due diligence in the garment and footwear sector on 21-22 February in Paris, brought together governments, businesses, unions, civil society, and academia to discuss challenges and risks, as well as learnings and solutions related to responsibly implementing due diligence in the global garment and footwear supply chains. 

Revised minimum wage in Bangladesh is not enough

28 February, 2024Last year, the minimum wage for Bangladesh’s ready made garment (RMG) was revised, but this year’s demand from the textile workers, who are involved in the production of the fabric, has gone unheard as last week, the wage board fixed the minimum wage for cotton textile sector workers at BDT10,000 (US$90).

Bangladesh’s government must sincerely implement ILO Roadmap

27 February, 2024Ahead of the upcoming ILO Governing Body meeting in March, the report submitted by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) on the implementation of the Roadmap appears to be an exercise of ticking boxes instead of working towards upholding the spirit of the Roadmap process. IndustriALL is calling on the GoB to sincerely implement the Roadmap.

Bangladesh: dismissed workers reinstated with ACT interim dispute resolution mechanism

19 December, 2023The right to freedom of association is upheld as IndustriALL affiliate, the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers' Federation (BGIWF), reaches an agreement on a complaint brought against Dekko Designs Ltd. under the ACT interim dispute resolution mechanism.