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Kalpona Akter was 12 when she went to work in one of Bangladesh's garment factories. She worked almost all day, only taking breaks to sleep in the factory.
One day, a fire broke out several floors down from the one she was working on. Her boss wouldn't let her leave at first, claiming that the fire wouldn't spread to other floors. After an hour, they finally opened a staircase -- only one, because management was scared that the employees would steal the clothes they were making.
Enraged by what she saw, she eventually turned her anger into passion and organizing. She was the head of Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity by the time the collapse of Rana Plaza in Savar would make the news.
The 27th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress will be held from Monday, May 5 to Friday, May 9 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, 201 avenue Viger Ouest, Montréal (Québec).
For more info: http://convention2014.canadianlabour.ca.
For complete agenda: http://convention2014.canadianlabour.ca/agenda
Our annual media conference at McGill University is THE place to be for labour communicators, activists and allies who want to persuade and inspire, learn and teach media and communications skills, and connect with the most media savvy communicators in Canada today.
The conference includes dozens of skills workshops led by Canada's leading media experts, networking opportunities, key note presentations, and strategy sessions. Registration also includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
See you at McGill University S.S.M.U. Building , 3600 rue McTavish, Montreal, Quebec on May 1-3.
One year after the warehouse garment factory known as Rana Plaza in Savar, Bangladesh collapsed and families are still left without financial compensation from some of the world's biggest clothing brands. The Rana Plaza Arrangement was created to ensure that families and injured workers would receive just compensation. The fund only has $16 million from the companies - but they need at least $40 million to fairly compensate all families and workers affected.