US sanctions and Bangladesh's labor rights: Business leaders speak at Dhaka seminar

US sanctions and Bangladesh’s labor rights: Business leaders speak at Dhaka seminar

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Somewhat echoing the voice of factory owners on labor rights issues, Amirul Haq, president of labor coalition body Industrial Bangladesh Council (IBC), said there have been several talks on restrictions recently. “However, we want to make it clear that the country is not in such a bad position to face sanctions. Labor standards have improved significantly. Bangladesh has ratified eight of the 10 fundamental conventions on labor rights issues while the US has ratified only two conventions. “As a result, the US has no right to question the labor standards of Bangladesh.”

On November 16, the US announced its new labor policy to protect global labor rights.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the US is committed to protecting the rights of workers in accordance with international labor laws. This commitment includes cooperation with governments, workers, labor organizations, trade unions, civil society and the private sector.

Blinken emphasized that those who violate workers’ rights, engage in threats, or intimidate workers could face sanctions if deemed necessary.

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