Feeling the heat from international pressure, Bangladesh passed new labor laws to help improve worker rights and aid the formation of trade unions. But human rights groups say that law has only made "modest" improvements. [caption id="attachment_1075" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Source- Flickr Creative Commons/ Jankie[/caption]   Steven Greenhouse from New York Times has the full article: Under Pressure Bangladesh Adopts New Labor Law Published: July 16, 2013- Facing...

Boston Global Forum brings together leaders and renowned professors from Harvard and MIT to lead the discussion on worker safety. [caption id="attachment_1025" align="aligncenter" width="384"] Professor Richard Locke (far right) addresses the group as Governor Michael Dukakis (center) and Professor Thomas Kochan listen on.[/caption] July 18, 2013 Boston- To propel discussions around Boston Global Forum’s (BGF) 2013’s ‘Issue of the Year’, a group comprising BGF Chairman Michael...

Time Magazine's online news portal reports on a significant reduction in the number of people living in poverty in Bangladesh. According to the article, The World Bank announced that number of people living in poverty dropped from 63 million in 2000 to 47 million in 2010. The proportion of the population living below the poverty threshold -- also known as 'poverty rate'- was reduced to 26 percent from 29.5 percent. [caption id="attachment_1051" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Source- Flickr...

The following article has been written by Leonie Barrie, managing editor of just-style.com. To read the article on its source website, please click here.  [caption id="attachment_1060" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Source-www.bangladeshnewsnow.com[/caption] US: Action Plan Sets Out Bangladesh GSP Safety Steps  The US government has set out a series of steps that Bangladesh needs to implement - including improved worker rights and worker safety in the country's garment industry - if...

The Accord on Fire and Bulding Safety in Bangladesh, backed by the International trade union IndustriALL and the Bangladeshi government, was released on 8 July. It has gathered 75 signatories which are major European retailers. Under the Accord, International teams of fire and building safety inspectors, working with inspectors in Bangladesh  will inspect garment supply factories in Bangladesh within nine months to identify "grave hazards" and the need for "urgent repairs". A central aspect to...