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Factory Fire in Gazipur – Casualties Uncertain

Fire rages on as Dignity Textile Mills Limited remains engulfed in flames since yesterday, melting its steel frame, and heating up to such an extent that fire fighters are finding it hard to extinguish this mess. As per the National

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

13 Dead In Mirpur Styrofoam Factory Fire

After a fire in a Styrofoam factory in Dhaka’s Mirpur Section 1 on 1 February 2015, 13 people have been confirmed dead. The six storied APCCO Complex went ablaze after an explosion around at 5 PM in the evening. According

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Posted in General Workers

The Knowledge Shared by GIZ on the Bangladeshi Garment Sector

Recently an article published by GIZ on the Bangladeshi Garment Sector outlines its activities towards the improvement of business through training and workers through awareness [1]. The article claims that since 2005 GIZ has been supporting over 2,000 businesses (supposedly

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

Cracks Discovered at Razzak Plaza (adjacent to the Rana Plaza Site), the workplace of 6000 Garment Workers

At 7:30 AM today, 26 June 2013, cracks were discovered by inspectors across Razzak Plaza housing garment factories such as Juvian Sweaters, Pacific Blue (Jeans Wear) Ltd., and Al Muslim Garments on its 4th till 8th floors. It is the

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The Father of Microcredit and Social Business, Prof. Mohammad Yunus, Appeals To Support The Garment Industry

The Nobel laureate and social activist Muhammad Yunus has asked western consumers and businesses to help reform Bangladesh’s booming but unregulated garment industry after the deaths of more than 1,000 people last month in the collapse of a factory in

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Posted in Opinions

17 Days Solitude – An Opinion from a Mental Health Expert

What is it like to sit in a dark room for hour after hour, never seeing another living human being? What is it like to know that above you is a colossal wreck, blocking your exit – to see the

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Posted in Opinions

One life emerges through despair. 1100 dead bodies to bear, thousands injured, a thousand dissappear.

24 April 2013. A building collapsed with approximately 5000 people, most of them being workers of the 5 floors of factory operating with utter disregard to law or life. Deadlines kept pushing them, and it pushed them into the jaws

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues
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