Five clothing companies, including global giants Zara and Mango, contribute to trust fund
The Tazreen factory fire claimed at least 112 lives in November 2012, and thanks to international pressure the building’s owner is finally behind bars awaiting trial
(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government says Bangladesh has not made sufficient progress on improving labor standards to justify reinstatement of duty-free trade benefits suspended after the global textile industry’s worst disaster.
Washington suspended the benefits last June, two months after the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory …
Bangladesh’s minority Hindus are being attacked by Islamists who seem as preoccupied with land as they are with politics or religion
Violence and abysmal turnout underscore depths of nation’s political crisis
Four global retailers Primark, El Corte Ingles, Loblaw and Bon Marche have pledged to contribute to a $40 million compensation fund for victims of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in April, officials announced on Tuesday.
“An estimated $40 million will be required to compensate the victims and their beneficiaries, …
Lack of emergency exits led to the death of 112 workers in November last year
Islamist leader hanged for war crimes
Opposition Islamist parties had threatened “dire consequences” if Abdul Quader Mollah was executed.
Blaze marks another low-point in an industry plagued by workplace disasters
The higher minimum wage is still the lowest for garment workers in the world.
Two general strikes in two weeks and hundreds dead so far this year. Just what is going on?
A special court in Bangladesh has handed out 152 death sentences in one of the largest trials in history