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Bangladesh garment workers. Image: Bangladesh Centre for Workers Solidarity. Used by permission.
Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | Garment workers in Bangladesh earn $6 a day doing unsafe jobs. And Canadian companies are at fault. The United Steelworkers are trying to help. Plus more labour news.
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Workers at garment factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh
Marc Belanger, Derek Blackadder | RadioLabour's Canada Report May 30 to June 7, 2019. The Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord rejected by Mark's and Sport Chek, the LabourStart Report, and singing: 'Every Stitch'.
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Image: Garment workers marching for their rights and against the Race to the Bottom. Credit: Derek Blackadder/flickr
Jiselle Hanna | The garment sector in Bangladesh is characterized by low wages, unsafe working conditions, repression against labour activists which all lead to accident and deaths in the workplace.
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Rally in Dhaka
Jiselle Hanna | News of labour struggles in the Asia Pacific region and the issue of human rights and worker organizing in Bangladesh
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Worker cuts knit fabric in a ready made garment factory in Bangladesh. Photo cre
Piergiorgio Moro, Jiselle Hanna | Labour updates of workers' struggles from the Asia-Pacific region and 34 workers killed in factory fire in Bangladesh.
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Piergiorgio Moro | Three years on from the Rana Plaza collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, there is still no justice for workers. Also, regional labour updates
Activist Toolkit
| Sadly not enough has changed. Trudeau should demand compliance with the Sustainability Compact.
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Archana Rampure | The disaster at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh was not an isolated incident. How do we put pressure on the garment industry, who exploit Bangladeshi workers, to pay fair wages and respect workers?
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Piergiorgio Moro | Regional labour updates and International Women's Day with a focus on Bangladesh garment workers.
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Piergiorgio Moro, Jiselle Hanna | Labour updates from the Asia Pacific region, and building worker solidarity and organizing with Bangladesh garment workers.
Book Review
Eleanor J. Bader | Does rampant consumerism make us view those who harvest our food, sew our clothes and assemble our electronics as invisible? 'Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy' argues yes.
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Photo: Randy Kitts
H.G. Watson | "We want these jobs with dignity," said organizer Kalpona Akter to an audience at the CLC convention as she spoke about worker safety and needs in Bangladesh in the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse.