Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Dhaka urged to intervene on RMG factory safety issue

Dhaka urged to intervene on RMG factory safety issue

12
Mar '19
Pic: Industriall-union
Pic: Industriall-union
IndustriALL and UNI Global unions and Accord signatory brands recently wrote to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and commerce minister Tipu Munshi requesting their intervention in resolving the impasse after talks between Accord, the government and an employers’ body failed on the conditions for transition of Accord’s functions to the government.

Dhaka continues to insist that the Accord on Fire and Building Safety leaves Bangladesh by a fixed date, regardless of whether there is a competent safety authority to replace it.

Accord’s lawyers conveyed the failure of the negotiations at a hearing of the appellate court on 18 February, according to an IndustriALL press release.

Citing the importance of these matters to the country and economy of Bangladesh, the chief judge of the appellate court ordered the parties, which include the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), to continue the discussions to reach a solution and ordered a further extension to April 7.

The letters state that a premature closure of the Accord office would mean that the Accord would need to be implemented through alternative means, and would have immediate negative and damaging consequences.

A substantial number of factories that have not completed remediation work would no longer be eligible to produce for Accord member brands, generalised system of preferences (GSP) benefits would be put at risk, and the viability of brands placing orders in Bangladesh garment factories would be in doubt, the letters said.

The Bangladesh Government has so far published no reports on factory remediation progress or follow-up inspections, and remediation deadlines for factories inspected by the government have passed in some cases by years, said the press release.

IndustriALL urged the Bangladesh Government to end the uncertainty caused by failed negotiations and more court-mandated time extensions, and come to the table with a real commitment to a credible and responsible transfer of Accord functions based on genuine readiness of the government to take over. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

New EU rules for a fairer online economy apply from Jul 12

E-commerce | On 11th Jul 2020

New EU rules for a fairer online economy apply from Jul 12

The European Commission recently published a set of resources to help ...

Pic: Inditex

Retail | On 11th Jul 2020

Inditex to invest €2.7 billion for 2020-2022 plan

Inditex, a Spanish fashion retailer, has announced that to accelerate ...

Pic: Shutterstock

E-commerce | On 11th Jul 2020

ING Bank launches fashion marketplace in Romania

ING Bank, the fourth-largest bank by assets in Romania, launched its...

Interviews View All

Subhashini Srinivasan, The S Studio

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

Cyril Pereira, Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Karin Ekberg, Leadership & Sustainability

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Carmen Makover,

Carmen Makover

Leading the digital textile printing industry, Israel-based Kornit...

Siddhachakra Weaving (Badiya Fashion),

Siddhachakra Weaving (Badiya Fashion)

Ahmedabad-based Siddhachakra Weaving Pvt Ltd was established in 2011 under ...

Henk-Jan Rohaan,

Henk-Jan Rohaan

The custom-built machineries of Brugman Holland are known for reliability, ...

Mohammad Hassan, Biax Fiberfilm

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Tiasha Renganathan, Twinery Innovations by MAS

Tiasha Renganathan
Twinery Innovations by MAS

Twinery-Innovations by MAS is the innovation arm of Sri Lankan company MAS ...

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz, Barco Uniforms

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz
Barco Uniforms

Founded in 1929, Barco Uniforms started as an apparel company for beauty...

Cigdem Akin, Cigdem Akin

Cigdem Akin
Cigdem Akin

She has carved a niche for herself as the national brand of Turkey. Her...

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi s.r.l

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Sweta Tantia, Tahweave & Garo

Sweta Tantia
Tahweave & Garo

Designer Sweta Tantia owns Garo, a couture indutva or ethnicwear brand,...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2020

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


Advanced Search