labour rightsSyndicate content

Tell Bangladesh to live up to its safety and worker rights promises

More than 1,100 workers died in Rana Plaza. Three years later, the government of Bangladesh has not made sufficient progress to ensure that nothing like this horrific tragedy happens again.  

According to a report by international labour organizations, "Far too much remains to be done by the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) and the garment industry, not only to ensure fire and building safety but to simply guarantee basic respect for the law -- including both national and international labour standards."

Some of the findings of the report are:


Photo: IIP Photo Archive/flickr
| December 2, 2015

Election 2015: Welcoming the last days of a tyrant

Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr

Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Please chip in to keep stories like these coming.

The way things work in a subordinate capitalist society came to light in Hamilton last week. In an effort to bully its unionized workers, U.S. Steel revealed it was about to shift production from Canada to the United States, 75 cent Canadian dollar or not.


We welcome your comments! embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:


  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.


  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.
Photo: Jeff M for Short/flickr
| June 10, 2015
Asia Pacific Currents

Fire at Kentex footware factory kills more than 70 workers

June 8, 2015
| Interview with Myles Quero from the KMU about the fire at the Kentex footwear factory where 72 workers were murdered.
Length: 29:58 minutes (27.44 MB)
Photo: Sean_Marshall/flickr
| March 17, 2015
Asia Pacific Currents

Over 200 arrests under Lese Majeste since Thai military coup

February 28, 2015
| An interview with Junya Lek Yimprasert, Thai labour activist, living in exile in Finland due to charges under Lese Majeste.
Length: 30:50 minutes (28.24 MB)
| February 27, 2015
Photo: Sean_Marshall/flickr
| February 24, 2015
| January 22, 2015
Syndicate content