Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / BKMEA helps in hiking insurance claims of fire victims
BKMEA helps in hiking insurance claims of fire victims
Feb '13
The welfare of workers has always been the paramount issue area for BKMEA. In fact, its leadership is working relentlessly in a wide range of areas in order to expand the safety net for knitwear workers. Recently, one of the manifestations was through the signing of MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between BKMEA & Jibon Bima Corporation (JBC).

It was a historic success which was achieved following a series of meetings between the two bodies in an effort to reach a settlement point. BKMEA President AKM Salim Osman and JBC Deputy General Manager Md. Abul Bashar signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides. As per the agreement, all the deceased family members of knitwear workers will get TK 2 lac in place of existing TK 1 lac.

BKMEA President AKM Salim Osman reiterated his association’s resolute commitment to the welfare of workers. He opined that it would be injustice to ignore the well-being of thousands of workers who have been serving the sector with utmost sincerity eventually to promote Bangladesh as the 2nd largest knitwear exporter in the world. He hoped that any activities designed to address the welfare of workers would contribute to higher level of motivation and productivity.

Thanking BKMEA President, State Minister for Labor and Employment Begum Munnujan Sufian also underscored the need for preventive activities in order to minimize any form of casualty in the RMG sector. Here she laid the emphasis on responsible relationship between factory owners and workers. She hailed BKMEA for coming up with help for the deceased workers of Smart Fashion who died due to the recent fire accident.

Labor and Employment Secretary Mikail Shipar also shared his ministry’s firm commitment to the well-being of workers. Echoing the President’s view, he added that improved industrial relations between workers and employers could bring about a tangible change in the sector. JBC Managing Director Parikshit Datta Choudhury also spoke at the program and thanked BKMEA leadership for their worker-friendly activities.

At the end, BKMEA President handed over a cheque of Taka 7 lacto the state minister. Among others, BKMEA 1st Vice President Mohammad Hatem, 3rd Vice President Mahiuddin Faruqui, Vice President (Finance) Shameem Ahmed, members of BKMEA Board of Direct, representatives from different media, families of deceased knitwear workers were also present at the program.

Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th May 2017

Lenzing unleashes new eco-friendly fibre

There's a new eco-friendly fibre on the anvil—Austrian speciality...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Benetton seeks approval for FDI in single-brand retail

Global fashion brand Benetton Group, has sought Indian government's...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Walmart to conduct GST workshops for SME suppliers

With the objective of supporting its small and medium-sized (SME)...

Interviews View All

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search