Sample tweets highlighting situation:
Click here for tweet: Disabled victims of the Tazreen factory fire should not be depending on charity and loans to survive, and they should not have to put themselves in significant pain protesting on the streets for better treatment. #JusticeForTazreenVictims
Click here for tweet: Eight years after their lives were destroyed by the Tazreen factory fire, former workers have been staging a protest for over a month, demanding dignified compensation, rehabilitation and justice. #JusticeForTazreenVictims
Click here for tweet: Solidarity with the Tazreen factory fire victims, who have been protesting for over a month, demanding dignified compensation, rehabilitation and justice. #JusticeForTazreenVictims
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Sample tweets on brands:
Click here for the tweet: Tazreen factory fire survivors are protesting after years of struggling with minimal support. @ewmonline @piazzaitalia_ @Disney @Sears @Dickies @DeltaApparel sourced from the factory yet refused to provide any financial support! #JusticeForTazreenVictims
Click here for the tweet: Will @ewmonline @piazzaitalia_ @Disney @Sears @Dickies @DeltaApparel finally support their workers, who were left disabled trying to escape the fire at Tazreen, where they sourced their clothes from? #JusticeForTazreenVictims
On 24 November 2012, a fire spread at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh. There were no fire exits, the staircases and exits were obstructed, and the main door was locked from the outside. The fire led to the death of over 117 workers. Many of those who survived were left permanently disabled, after jumping from the upper floors of the factory.
Compensation survivors received from the government was inadequate, while the voluntary donations from brands were either non-existent or negligible. As a result, survival for the past 8 years has been a constant struggle, with support from charity and loans drying up due to COVID.
Despite the pain and difficulty they endure, the workers have been on the streets protesting for over a month, demanding dignified compensation, rehabilitation and justice.
The protests have been largely ignored by the media so it is crucial we stand in solidarity and join the call for justice.