British party peeves over US’s GSP cut

British Labour Party was ‘very disappointed’ over the US decision of suspending Bangladesh’s GSP facility after the worst-ever building collapse in April that killed more than 1100 people, mostly garment workers. – See more at: http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2013/09/13/british-party-peeves-over-uss-gsp-cut#sthash.6mhDC0Uu.dpuf
British Labour Party was ‘very disappointed’ over the US decision of suspending Bangladesh’s GSP facility after the worst-ever building collapse in April that killed more than 1100 people, mostly garment workers. – See more at: http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2013/09/13/british-party-peeves-over-uss-gsp-cut#sthash.6mhDC0Uu.dpuf
British Labour Party was ‘very disappointed’ over the US decision of suspending Bangladesh’s GSP facility after the worst-ever building collapse in April that killed more than 1100 people, mostly garment workers.
“….that sends wrong message. It suggests that they turn back on the industry rather than taking responsibility and fixing it, which should be the focus now,” visiting Bangladesh-born British MP Rushanara Ali said on Friday at a press conference.

Six MPs of the Britain-Bangladesh All Parliamentary Group is visiting Bangladesh to enquire the prevailing situation in garment sector following the building collapse. They will report back to the UK parliament.

The opposition MP suggested concerted efforts of all to improve safety of Bangladesh’s garment industry, which is the lifeblood of the country’s economy.

“We have to ensure the legacy of the people who lost their lives…. It’s not that this sector is worst and so should be damaged further. This sector should be improved and strengthened and that the issues like wages and the conditions inside the factories should be addressed by marshalling the resources of multinationals, international communities and the nation so that such disaster never happen again”.

She appreciated European Union’s roadmap after the factory collapse, but said the role of US was critical as it’s a major market for Bangladesh.

“We need to make sure there is a constructive response, not a destructive response for this industry”.

Turning back on the industry she said would be “damaging and depressing”.

She said they would keep pressure on the international companies, and urged Bangladeshis to put pressure on local companies to improve working conditions.

Flanked by her colleague Shabana Mahmood, Rushanara said their six member team would look into the details of the garment industry and report back to the parliament, which she believed would be helpful for Bangladesh.

They met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday and scheduled to meet the leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia on Saturday.

Replying a question they said the solutions of Bangladesh’s political conflicts lie with the people of the country as well as with the political leaders.

The delegation of MPs includes Anne Main, Simon Danzcuk, Nick de Bois and Jonathan Reynolds.

They will also meet different stakeholders before leaving Dhaka on Wednesday.

Source: Bd news24
“….that sends wrong message. It suggests that they turn back on the industry rather than taking responsibility and fixing it, which should be the focus now,” visiting Bangladesh-born British MP Rushanara Ali said on Friday at a press conference.

Six MPs of the Britain-Bangladesh All Parliamentary Group is visiting Bangladesh to enquire the prevailing situation in garment sector following the building collapse. They will report back to the UK parliament.

The opposition MP suggested concerted efforts of all to improve safety of Bangladesh’s garment industry, which is the lifeblood of the country’s economy.

“We have to ensure the legacy of the people who lost their lives…. It’s not that this sector is worst and so should be damaged further. This sector should be improved and strengthened and that the issues like wages and the conditions inside the factories should be addressed by marshalling the resources of multinationals, international communities and the nation so that such disaster never happen again”.

She appreciated European Union’s roadmap after the factory collapse, but said the role of US was critical as it’s a major market for Bangladesh.

“We need to make sure there is a constructive response, not a destructive response for this industry”.

Turning back on the industry she said would be “damaging and depressing”.

She said they would keep pressure on the international companies, and urged Bangladeshis to put pressure on local companies to improve working conditions.

Flanked by her colleague Shabana Mahmood, Rushanara said their six member team would look into the details of the garment industry and report back to the parliament, which she believed would be helpful for Bangladesh.

They met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday and scheduled to meet the leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia on Saturday.

Replying a question they said the solutions of Bangladesh’s political conflicts lie with the people of the country as well as with the political leaders.

The delegation of MPs includes Anne Main, Simon Danzcuk, Nick de Bois and Jonathan Reynolds.

They will also meet different stakeholders before leaving Dhaka on Wednesday. – See more at: http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2013/09/13/british-party-peeves-over-uss-gsp-cut#sthash.6mhDC0Uu.dpuf

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