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Repression of Workers Continues Under Bangladesh's Military-Backed Government
by geertjan published 05-08-2008 last modified 29-04-2013 15:59 — filed under: ,
Since January 2007 the Bangladesh government has banned political and trade union activities and given itself "state of emergency" powers which severely limit civil rights. Labour rights activists and workers have been arrested, put under surveillance, interrogated or detained.
Located in News / / 08 / 05
International Action Day for Workers Health & Safety in Bangladesh
by geertjan published 01-04-2006 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Never Again! CCC joins its Bangladeshi partners in calling for an International Action Day for Workers Health & Safety in Bangladesh
Located in News / / 04 / 01
Three tragedies hit Bangladesh factories in one week, leaving scores dead, wounded
by geertjan published 27-02-2006 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Outrage following more Bangladesh garment worker deaths. Hundreds were reported dead or injured following three separate incidents in the Bangladesh garment and textile sector last week, according to various local and international news and Bangladeshi trade union reports.
Located in News / / 02 / 27
Interviews with workers, survivors and relatives of workers who died in the Spectrum-Shahriyar disaster.
by geertjan published 01-06-2005 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Transcripts of interviews with Spectrum workers and relatives of workers who died or are still missing as well as interviews with a few workers of the adjacent Shahriyar Fabrics factory.
Located in News / / 06 / 01
Factory collapsed - Bangladeshi Garment Workers Buried Alive
by geertjan published 01-04-2005 last modified 29-04-2013 10:04 — filed under: , , ,
Twenty-three people were reported dead and approximately 350 others trapped, under debris after a nine-story factory building in Bangladesh collapsed early Monday morning.
Located in News / / 04 / 01
9 Dead and 50 Wounded in Garment Factory Tragedy Bangladesh
by geertjan published 06-06-2004 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Please take action to support union demands in the wake of another garment factory tragedy occurred in Bangladesh. On May 3rd nine women were trampled to death and 50 others injured when they ran for their lives after a false fire alarm, at a building housing several garment factories in Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 06 / 06
Garment workers die in Bangladeshi fire alarm
by geertjan published 01-08-2001 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Another tragedy occured last week (august 8 2001) as 24 workers died in a stampede following a fire alarm. Please find below the press release send out by the ITGLWF. We are trying to find out for whom and to which countries the company was producing. All information on this is welcome!
Located in News / / 08 / 01
File PDF document Fatal Fashion - Analysis of Recent Factory Fires in Pakistan and Bangladesh
by Paul Roeland published 05-06-2013 last modified 13-01-2016 14:13 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) in March 2013 published a report analysing two recent factory fires in the export-oriented garment industry in Bangladesh and Pakistan in which more than 400 lives were lost. ‘Fatal fashion’ is an urgent call upon governments, suppliers, brands, retailers, audit firms and certification bodies for a fundamental game-change to protect and respect workers’ rights.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
File PDF document Hazardous workplaces: Making the Bangladesh Garment industry safe
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:24 — filed under: , , ,
The safety record of the Bangladesh garment industry is one of the worst in the world. This briefing from November 2012 aims to give an overview of what action needs to be taken by the different actors involved in order to improve the safety of garment factories in Bangladesh, what has been achieved so far both in preventing future tragedies and compensating the victims of previous incidents and what more could and should be done by the brands, retailers and employers to ensure that the workers of Bangladesh are not risking their lives for the sake of cheap fashion.
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File PDF document Deadly Denim: Sandblasting in the Bangladesh Garment Industry
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:31 — filed under: ,
Sandblasting has become the key method for finishing most modern jeans requiring that ‘worn-out’ look. Under the sandblasting process the denim is smoothed, shaped and cleaned by forcing abrasive particles across it at high speeds. The process is fast and cheap and demand for pre-worn denim has led to a massive rise in its use. But this fashion comes at a price: the health and even the lives of sandblasting workers. The Deadly Denim report from March 2012 describes the true cost of these blue jeans.
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