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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

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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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

Tung Hai Garments on Fire

Tung Hai garments located at Mirpur, Dhaka is on fire. A fire started at the garment just moments ago today on 8 May 2013. The Fire Brigade immediately rushed in and are now at the spot trying to bring the

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues

Initial Probe Report of Rana Plaza as Death Toll rises above 550 and more lay in rubble.

“The building will last for another hundred years …” was claimed by an engineer brought by Mr. Soheil Rana, the owner of the Rana Plaza building which collapsed on 24 April 2013, killing and terminally injuring scores of workers. Although

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Posted in Garment Worker Issues
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