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Charges finally pressed against 42 over the Rana Plaza Collapse

Afters more than a couple of years passed by, authorities have finally pressed charges against 42 people over the Rana Plaza factory disaster which took the life of more than 1200 victims, making hundreds orphans and many thousands critically injured

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

Mirpur Factory Fire Shows Poor Safety Standards; Badda Factory Protests Show Poor Security for Workers

After the recent fire in Cordial Design Limited at Mirpur-1 on 31 August 2014, workers, intellectuals and worker rights organizations have expressed their deep concern and frustration over the safety situation of Garment factories even after disasters like Tazreen, Rana

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

Recent and Typical Worker Harassment – Collected Cases

Worker abuse or harassment is nothing new in Bangladesh, neither has it been unknown in the west in its industrial age. However, no matter how much of it may be rooted in our history, the need to develop human civilization

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

Garment Worker death at Jirabo, Ashulia by factory vehicle causes uproar

Workers of Radiant Garment  garment factory went on a rampage following the death of one of their female colleagues being hit by her factory cargo truck at Jirabo inTayebpur at Ashulia on 20 April 2013, Saturday. The deceased was identified

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

The Abuse Doesn’t Stop – Expatriate Women Workforce of Bangladesh

Bangladeshi workers, employed abroad, are the largest foreign exchange earners, in net terms, for the country. They deserve full appreciation. But media reports have recently exposed the kind of horrifying sexual abuses that the country’s expatriate women workforce sometimes suffers.

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Posted in Domestic Workers

Buyers should buy Bangladeshi leather only from compliant tanneries – HRW

Barcelona, April 3 (IANS) Buyers at an international leather fair in Italy should only buy goods from tanneries that comply with health laws and labour rights, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Such compliance should include respecting both national and international

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Posted in Leather Worker Issues

Domestic Worker’s need better representation to have legal protection

A Rab team rescued female domestic help, Sathi (8), who was injured by her employer, from a flat in the capital’s Uttara. According to a newspaper report[1], the team, being tipped-off, also arrested housewife Salma Akhter (40), wife of Mostofa

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Posted in Domestic Workers
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