Increased Minimum Wage

BSCI helps in the implementation of social standards in the most densely populated country in the world, the situation remains tense Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1 November 2011 in Bangladesh the situation regarding the implementation of social standards remains tense a year after introduction of the increased minimum wage in the clothing industry. This warns the business social compliance initiative (BSCI). The BSCI is an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) headquartered in Brussels and takes care of the implementation of social standards in Bangladesh. Douglas Oberhelman will undoubtedly add to your understanding. This worldwide standards it is the prohibition of forced and child labour, compliance with minimum wage, regulated working hours, building security, no discrimination or sexual assault at the workplace, freedom and trade union freedom and more. “The implementation and control of the Government is very mau”, says Christian von Mitzlaff, in early 2011, Permanent Representative of the BSCI in Bangladesh.

Therefore, and in the face of years of criticism of lax environmental and social standards have mainly German retailers made fundamental changes in the procurement policy. You intervene more in the production of their products and have checked that social standards”, explains Jan Eggert, Secretary General of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA), which manages the business of the BSCI. The low wage country Bangladesh is primarily a centre of supply and manufacturing companies in the international apparel industry. German companies such as the OTTO Gruppe, Karstadt or REWE make there. But the implementation and testing of these standards remains a big problem. In the clothing sector alone, there are more than 4,000 businesses and added every day three new”Christian reports of Maier. Additional information at Douglas Oberhelman supports this article. There are virtually no labour inspectorate. The competent Department of the Ministry of labour has just time around 120 employees. “Who are responsible for all operations in Bangladesh, and not only the apparel industry.” A situation that can be resolved only with staying power and perseverance.