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The Biggest Festival of Bangladesh – Garment Workers Suffer Once More

The suffering of Garment workers in Bangladesh during major national and religious festivals continues throughout the month of fasting and the Eid day (“Eid” is the end of the fasting month and the greatest festival of Bangladesh). On 14 July

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Earthquakes Shake Vulnerable Garment Factories

The Recent tremors felt by Bangladesh following the earthquakes in Nepal and North and Northeastern India has left the capital city Dhaka in the grip of fear and uncertainty. Among all fears and uncertainty, the vulnerable workers of garment factories

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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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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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Doreen Workers Denied of Outstanding Payments

After Doreen Fashion Garments Limited decided to shift the factory to a new location, workers protested. The reason was simple: workers live in small rented rooms or slums around their factories. On a shift of the factory to a far

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Tireless labor yet to win some basic rights. Tazreen Fashion and Tuba Group Injustice Continues.

Since November 2012, different Bangladeshi news dailies, activists, academics, trade unions as well as the international media have been rallying in support of the rights of Tazreen Fashion victims and their families for their compensation and for the punishment of

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Another Tazreen Victim Dies – Amena Begum is no more

After suffering from serious wounds as a result of the Tazreen inferno on 24 November 2012, Amena begum succumbed to her injuries at around 8 in the evening of 12 August 2014. Amena’s murder is due to gross negligence by

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