Bangladesh launches employment injury scheme for garment workers

Bangladesh’ ministry of labour and employment launched a pilot for an employment injury scheme in collaboration with the International Labour Organization. The scheme will cover the country’s four million ready-made …

Bangladesh ratifies the Minimum Age Convention

Bangladesh has now ratified all ILO Fundamental instruments. On 22 March 2022, the Government of Bangladesh deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Minimum Age Convention, …

Workers Sue Dyson on Allegations of Forced Labor in Malaysian Supplier

Migrant workers from Nepal and Bangladesh are suing a widely recognized British brand, household appliance manufacturer, Dyson, over complaints of forced labor and other dangerous working conditions at one of its supplier …

INTERNATIONAL ACCORD FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE TEXTILE AND GARMENT INDUSTRY (2021)

Here is the full text of the new agreement: https://bangladesh.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/1-September-International-Accord-on-Health-and-Safety-in-the-Textile-and-Garment-Industry-public-version.pdf  

New worker safety pact struck in Bangladesh

A new safety agreement for workers in Bangladesh has been agreed following months of negotiations between brands and global unions, with plans to expand to other countries. The new agreement, …

Money Heist: COVID-19 Wage Theft in Global Garment Supply Chains

“The Covid-19 pandemic exposed the undeniable truth that extreme labour exploitation forms the core feature of global apparel supply chains. The humanitarian crisis unleashed on garment workers in Asia due …

‘Tire them out’: Challenges of litigating compensation claims under Bangladesh Labour Act 2006

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) in collaboration with The Daily Star arranged a virtual webinar to launch the report “Tire Them Out: Challenges of litigating compensation claims under …

ILO Working Paper: Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector

“Violence and harassment are widespread issues within the garment sector in Asia (Better Work 2019a), and with the effects of climate change increasing, it is possible that these behaviours could …

Wage theft and pandemic profits: The right to a living wage for garment workers

“A year into the pandemic, garment workers producing for major fashion brands are owed months of unpaid wages, benefits and severance pay while most brands record large profits More than …

Bangladesh shipbreakers win right to sue UK owners in landmark ruling

British shipping companies that sell old vessels to be scrapped cheaply in dangerous, low-paid conditions in Bangladesh, India or Pakistan may now be sued in London for workers’ deaths or injuries. …

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