By  on December 13, 2012

As political unrest continues in Dhaka, many of the trade leaders of the garment industry lament that the issues facing their industry have taken a back burner, just over two weeks after the fire at Tazreen Fashion Ltd factory claimed more than 111 lives.

Business overall continue to suffer with the political unrest in Bangladesh causing a loss of working days as well as productive work hours. “The recent development of political unrest in Bangladesh has pushed the burning agenda of fire in RMG factory to sideline for the time being. We are still waiting for the enquiry committee report from the government,” said Beena Shikdar of the Garments Sramik Trade Union.

On Thursday, in a second strike by the opposition, businesses remained shut and several trade union leaders told WWD that the situation was "grave, as homemade bombs exploded" and opposition leaders claimed to have been attacked by police.

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