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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.
Podcast
Image: WUCC. Used by permission
Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | Immigrant women at Canada Goose plants in Winnipeg are trying to unionize. RadioLabour speaks with Jo Ann Pinera of the Workers United Canada Council.
News
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?
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.
News
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.
News
Randy Kitt | A Canadian delegation went to Bangladesh to stand in solidarity with workers, hear their stories and continue to shine the light on the working conditions of workers all over the world.
Activist Toolkit
| It's been a year since Rana Plaza collapsed, killing 1,138 people. Demand that the brands responsible compensate those injured and their families!
Columnists
Pro Bono, Kirsten Iler | An agreement has now been reached and a process established for compensation, but victims of the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster have yet to see any compensation.
News
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Waleed Ahmed | In response to worker safety issues in Bangladesh garment factories resulting in over 1,800 deaths since 2005, the Bangladesh Accord was created. Wal-Mart and Gap have yet to sign on.
Columnists
Pro Bono, Kirsten Iler | In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the corporations who use the factory expressed grave concern for the deceased workers and their families and committed to helping them.
News
Alex S. Dorj | In this increasingly globalized world, capital flows easily from one economy to another, so it is important that social norms around the dignity of labour are also globalized.
RabbleTV
rabbleTV | Even before the massive fires and factory collapses in the Bangladesh garment industry, women and unions were organizing to improve the terrible working conditions.