May Day: Workers in Bangladesh demand workplace safety

Today's global May Day actions include a march of thousands of workers in Bangladesh demanding workplace safety following last week's factory collapse that left more than 400 dead and 150 missing. The collapse is now being described as the deadliest accident in the history of the garment industry, and marked Bangladesh's third industrial accident in five months ... We're joined by the leading labor rights activist, Charlie Kernaghan, director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights. "The companies are hiding behind these phony codes of conduct that are meaningless. What the workers want are legal rights," Kernaghan says. 

Watch more reports on the Bangladesh building collapse and 2012 factory fire at http://www.democracynow.org/topics/ba....

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