On Sunday, after months of delays, the Bangladesh Supreme Court docket allowed the Accord on Fireplace and Constructing Security an extension of 281 days to function in transition in Bangladesh.
The Accord, which is made up of primarily European manufacturers and retailers, has been operational in Bangladesh to make sure employee security after the collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza in April 2013.
The courtroom’s determination, made after a memorandum of understanding was signed with the Bangladesh Garment Producers and Exporters Affiliation earlier this month, is a giant transfer for the affiliation’s newly elected administration.
The staff is led by Rubana Huq, who stands out within the historical past of the group as its first girl president. Elected in April, she has accomplished lower than a month in workplace, however has charted out the way in which forward — confronted with labor protests in regards to the wage board that got here into impact final November, points associated to the mass firing of labor and the altering state of affairs with the 2 teams of worldwide manufacturers and retailers which were working in Bangladesh for the final 5 years to enhance manufacturing facility circumstances in its attire trade.
Huq can be the managing director of the Mohammadi Group, whose garment manufacturing turnover exceeds $90 million.
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