Capitalism in the People's Republic of Bangladesh

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Petrobangla experts defect to US Oil Companies
By Sharier Khan, Daily Star, 18 August 1997. Petrogangla is the agency that negotiates with foreign oil interests, but it is crippled by brain drain as employees flock to better paid jobs with the corporations they had been regulating.
The aim of the ‘social clause’ is to demobilize and disarm us
Presentation by Tafazzul Hussain, National Workers Federation of Bangladesh, [4 January 1998]. Excerpts from the presentation to the Western Hemisphere Workers' Conference, International financial institutions are tools in the hands of the multinationals, and their prescriptions have ruined our national structures, our national states, our national economies.
Tears as jute mill shuts with 30,000 job losses
By Arshad Mahmud, The Guardian, Monday 1 July 2002. Amid tears and anger the authorities yesterday closed the shutters of Bangladesh's biggest jute mill in the face of mounting losses caused by inefficiency, mismanagement and corruption.
No or yes, trade union at EPZs to cut both ways
The Daily Star, Vol.4 N.125, Monday 29 September 2003. Dhaka is still undecided about allowing trade union (TU) activities at special economic zones despite a US threat to cancel the generalised system of preference (GSP) facilities in case the ban continues.
Deploy army at Fatulla: BKMEA
The New Nation, 5 November 2003. Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) yesterday called upon the government to deploy the army at the knit garment factories to stop the workers' movement.
Need for trade union reform
By Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled, The Daily Star, 31 January 2004. A banking industry view. Trade Unions remain outside the preview of reform. Country's experience with trade unionism is far from satisfactory. Rights other than protecting rights of workers were violated by organised hooligans under the garb of trade unions.
Roddick targets ‘sweatshop’ shame
By Laura Smith-Spark, BBC News Online, Thursday 15 April 2004. Fuelled by the West's insatiable desire for ever cheaper clothes, millions of textile workers are enduring “slave labour” conditions. A push to “shame” multi-national companies, whose clothing is made in factories in Bangladesh, into demanding fair treatment for workers.