Bangladesh Court Gives Watchdog another Year Overseeing Safety at Garment Factories

Watchdog group that represents some of the world’s best-known apparel brands will be allowed to monitor garment manufacturers in Bangladesh for workplace safety for at least another year under a new ruling by the nation’s Supreme Court.The ruling, handed down Sunday, will allow the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to maintain its office and operations in Bangladesh for 281 working days (more than 56 weeks) – effective earlier this month – officials from both sides and the government said.By accepting a memorandum of understanding between the Accord and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturer and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the Supreme Court overruled a ruling from the lower High Court that would have shut down the Accord’s operation................


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