Bangladesh Pledges To Improve Worker Rights, Safety

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT) -- Bangladesh on Monday said it would work with the European Union to improve worker rights and would allow additional inspectors to monitor conditions in its factories to maintain EU trade benefits, following an April building collapse in which more than 1,000 garment workers were killed.

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht met in Brussels to launch a joint agreement that aims to overhaul the country's labor laws by the end of 2013. Bangladesh has also agreed to the recruitment of...
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