Bangladesh State Minister for Labour, Md Mujibul Haque, has reportedly urged European Union (EU) to ensure ethical pricing of the country’s readymade garment products so that the manufacturers can provide better wages to the workers, the most deprived community of the apparel items production cycle.
The urge came at a meeting between the EU Ambassador to Bangladesh Rensje Teerink and the Minister at the latter’s Secretariat Office in capital Dhaka on February 2, 2018, a press release issued by the Ministry mentioned.
According to the press release, the Minister drew the attention of the EU ambassador to the matter by underlining the fact that the apparel manufacturers of Bangladesh have invested millions of dollars toward making the production units safer as per the recommendations of global buyers but the brands and buyers are not willing to increase the prices of products.
“If the global brands which are sourcing from Bangladesh raise a few cents of the price, our poor workers can at least lead a decent life, which they uprightly deserved,” Afzalul Alam, Managing director of ZAS Apparels told Apparel Resources.
It could be mentioned here that the Bangladeshi manufacturers have been consistently pushing the global brands to increase the price of the products, at least for the well-being of the poor readymade garment factory workers.