BGMEABangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (also seen as GMEA)
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The government and owners need to set up a new statutory independent RMG inspectorate funded by obligatory and legally binding levies imposed on all BGMEA members.
Besides DCCI joined hands with BGMEA for short and medium-term measures for the RMG sector including incorporating freedom of association and collective bargaining into the labour law and ensuring occupational safety and also addressing he health issue of RMG workers.
The BGMEA said Monday that it was preparing a list of workers employed by the Rana Plaza factories and the process would take a few more days.
Six floors of the building housed the five garment factories which, according to BGMEA, employed nearly 3,500 workers, mostly of them women.
The president of the BGMEA said, 'We find that banks in the United Kingdom and the United States are not accepting export bills and documents through the Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd.
Khandoker Rafiqul Islam, Directors of BGMEA were present.
After a similar incident early this month, BGMEA termed it " sabotage by vested quarters".
We can't operate in this climate of fear and lawlessness," Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, president of the garment makers' association BGMEA, told Agence France-Presse.
The MoU was signed by BGMEA Vice President Reaz-Bin-Mahmood Sumon, SDP Director Chowdhury Mufad Ahmed and BMET Director General Begum Shamsun Nahar on behalf of their respective sides.
The BGMEA is also bearing the medical cost of more than 1,000 workers who were injured in the disaster and has promised to compensate the families of those who died in the tragedy.
But the BGMEA, which is now preparing a list of all workers to disburse salary, says there were more workers in the factories than those figures showed.
An agreement of cooperation between National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFT) and BGMEA Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) was also signed.