Month: May 2020

In Bangladesh, Tanneries in Trouble

Tanned leather exports fell from nearly $300 million in FY 2016 to less than $90 million today. There are several causes for this malaise—including poor marketing, an unskilled workforce, and lack of financing—but chief among them have been exploitive labor conditions and destructive environmental practices that have brought international criticism and sanctions.…

Apex Group boss Manzur Elahi, wife Niloufer of Sunbeams school contract coronavirus

Niloufer has been admitted to the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka while her husband was taking treatment at home, their son Syed Nasim Manzur told bdnews24.com on Saturday night. Nasim sought everyone’s blessings for his parents. Manzur Elahi, 78, is the chairman of conglomerate Apex Group and a former adviser to two caretaker governments. Nasim…

Utilising fine realised from tannery owners demanded

Tannery owners and workers have demanded that disburse money from Bangladesh Workers Welfare Fund, creating with fines realised from tannery owners, for helping the workers who have got no wages during the holiday for COVID-19 outbreak.…