Tag Archives: Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety

Factories under National Initiative urged to complete remediation by April 2018

The government has asked all factories from the National Initiative (NI) under the Tripartite Plan of Action to complete their remediation process by April 2018. As part of the government’s initiative to ensure RMG factory safety after the Rana Plaza disaster, the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) held a meeting  with the factory owners from the NI to evaluate the progress of their remediation in making a safer workplace on Sunday.

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Alliance emphasizes independence of RCC

The Remediation Coordination Cell (RCC), formed to monitor workplace safety in the garment sector, should be independent and credible so that it can take sound decisions to avert further industrial accidents. “If there is a good system in place and if the retailers and brands continue sourcing from Bangladesh, it is expected that there will not be any disaster in the garment sector,” said Jim Moriarty, executive director of the Alliance, the factory inspection platform of 28 North American retailers.

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Is Bangladesh ready for the exit of Accord and Alliance?

Shirin has been with us for 12 years, Mahmuda for nine, Rakib for six. The number of workers who have worked for us in one particular factory for over 10 years is massive. Most live in Khilkhet, where we have one of our factories. We are currently scheduled to shift to a new one in Bangla

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3rd Jan 2017

Some news highlights relevant to RMG sector: Alliance on Ashulia Workers: Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety in a press statement expressed support for the rights of workers to organise in accordance with the laws. It was mentioned in relations to RMG workers’ recent arrests and detentions in Ashulia.

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