bangladesh garment workers
The majority of the accord's signatories are European companies. Most North American companies have sided with the Alliance
About 50,000 garment industry workers held their largest protest so far in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka to demand an increase of more than 1-1/2 times in the minimum wage, police and labour officials said on Saturday.
In July, Bangladesh approved a labour law to boost worker rights, including the freedom to form trade unions, following the
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Billions of dollars would be required to make the factories safe: It would cost $3 billion over five years to bring the thousands
The governments in Pakistan and Bangladesh will not do anything to address the problem either. Perhaps the real power lies with the Western customers who need to make informed choices while purchasing a t-shirt or a jersey from a popular retail outlet.
If companies won't take responsibility for the hazardous conditions that resulted in the deadly collapse of a Bangladeshi
"The fundamentalist BNP [Bangladesh Nationalist Party] had called the shutdown. I was told some hired supporters went there
"We are sorry to learn of this tragic event," spokesman Kevin Gardner said. "We are investigating across our global supply