Workplace safety, employability, workers’ income and livelihood, and workers’ rights are still a prime concern in Bangladesh, says Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem
Four years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory killed more than 1,000 people in Bangladesh, a Dhaka-based think tank continues to push for wholesale changes to one of the country's most important industries
Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in association with the ILO Country Office for Bangladesh organised a dialogue on Sunday 23 April 2017 on the eve of the fourth anniversary of Rana Plaza Tragedy titled Catalysing Social Dialogue in the Bangladesh [...]
Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in association with the ILO Country Office for Bangladesh organised a dialogue on Sunday 23 April 2017at the Gardenia Grand Hall, Dhaka on the eve of the fourth anniversary of Rana Plaza Tragedy titled Catalysing Social Dialogue in the Bangladesh RMG Sector.
As a signatory to the ‘Sustainability Compact’ with the EU and ILO, Bangladesh must ensure improved workers’ rights and better industrial relations in the country’s RMG sector.
The readymade garments (RMG) sector of Bangladesh has undertaken significant compliance measures to ensure safety of factories and workers since the Rana Plaza tragedy on April 24, 2013, when an eight-storied commercial building collapsed killing more than 1,100 workers died, and injuring more than 2,500 people.
It has been four years since the day in April when the nation and the world was shocked when a garment factory building in Savar came crashing down. 1,129 workers were killed and thousands more injured, trapped in the rubble.
Published in ভোরের কাগজ on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 রানা প্লাজা বদলে দিয়েছে দেশের পোশাক খাত কাগজ প্রতিবেদক ভাই, আমাকে রেখে যাবেন না। আমাকে বাঁচান। আমি বাঁচতে চাই। ৩ বছর আগে মৃত্যুর দ্বারপ্রান্তে দাঁড়িয়ে কথাগুলো বলেছিলেন ভয়াবহ রানা প্লাজা ট্র্যাজেডির শিকার শাহিনা খাতুন। [...]
CPD organised a dialogue titled Re-emerging from the Rana Plaza Tragedy: An Account on the Third Anniversary as part of CPD’s programme ‘Post-Rana Plaza Monitoring: A Civil Society Initiative” at BRAC Centre Inn on 23 April 2016. View 32 more [...]
Published in সকালের খবর on Saturday, 23 April 2016 তিন বছরেও পরিচয় মেলেনি হতভাগ্য ১০০ শ্রমিকের এসএম আলমগীর সাভারের ভয়াবহ রানা প্লাজা ট্র্যাজেডির তিন বছর পূর্তি হচ্ছে আগামীকাল ২৪ এপ্রিল। যে মর্মান্তিক দুর্ঘটনায় প্রাণ হারায় ১ হাজার ১৩৮ জন গার্মেন্টস শ্রমিক। আহত হয় [...]
Tragedy like Rana Plaza does not happen in a vacuum and all of us are responsible for this. The government, RMG factory owners, workers- nobody played their due role to avoid such incident, said Dr Jean Lebel, President of International [...]
A World Bank report titled “Toward New Sources of Competitiveness in Bangladesh” authored Sanjay Kathuria and Mariem Mezghenni Malouche, to be published by the World Bank Group in 2016 cited CPD independent study on Rana Plaza collapse. Toward New Sources of Competitiveness [...]
Published in The Daily Observer on Wednesday, 19 August 2015. GSP Suspension Seven sectors see setback Mizanur Rahman Seven sectors are facing setback, as GSP suspension has not yet been lifted, especially in the US market, according to businesspeople. These [...]
Published in The Financial Express on Wednesday, 19 August 2015. State of compliance: Pre- and post-Rana Plaza period Apparel sector undergoes major restructuring Kishore K Basak concluding their two-part article focusing on compliance standard in the apparel sector During the [...]
The article authored by CPD Research Director Dr Fahmida Khatun on the aftermath of Rana Plaza collapse and the RMG sector in Bangladesh, was published in German NETZ Magazine in May 2015, the only Magazine in German language exclusively about Bangladesh. Download the Article [...]