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A Sea of Tribulations – The Tortured Tears of Rana Plaza

Surpassing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911, Rana Plaza stands today as the biggest industrial disaster in recorded history with over 1200 deaths and thousands of injured, including hundreds of amputees, thousands of physically disabled, thousands suffering deep mental

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Lest We Forget, 24 April

Today, suddenly, almost 1200 lives were lost, all in a moment. Thousands were injured, so critically, and so shocking were their experience, that many committed suicide and succumbed to their injuries. Today is the second year after the Rana Plaza

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Wage Protest Continues at Home Stitch Designs Ltd.

It has been 5 days since workers of Home Stitch Designs Limited are protesting against the management of their factory for not paying their rightful wages or overtime since the last two months. The protest started on 31 March 2015

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Bangladesh Fails To Regain GSP – Improvements Not Enough

On Friday 16 January 2015, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) declared that although they acknowledge Bangladesh’s efforts towards improvement in fire and building safety, much is yet to be done with  regards to worker safety, freedom of association, safety

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The Crucial Right To Justice – Bangladeshi Garment Workers

The Bangladeshi Garment Industry has shown remarkable resilience over the years with strong growth in times of global financial hard times. Some of the industry’s success is credited to its focus on low end garment whose demand remains strong in

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Fire in Mirpur Scrap Garment Shops

More than120 scrap garment fabric shops burned in a blaze today, 14 January 2015, at the city’s Mirpur 10 area. 11 fire fighter units rushed to the spot and doused the fire after hours-long effort along with help of locals

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Sweater Factory Wages (Translated New Law) and a Brief Analysis

(Translation of The Government Gazette on Sweater Factory Minimum Wage [1]) ————————————————————————————————————————————— Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Ministry of Labor and Employment Subsection-6 No. 40.0000. (part-2)/160 Notice Date: 1 December 2014   Subject: Guidelines for Garment Sweater Factory

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