Abandoned garment workers take their fight online
Workers in a factory supplying companies such as M&S have created a video in a bid to show the world how hard life has been since their factory suddenly closed, leaving them jobless without any notice or compensation.
“The video talks about the workers who were evicted from their rental homes, who owe people money, those who had to take to the streets to demand their wages, as well as some of the older people who haven’t been able to get new jobs.”
Garment workers keep up wages protest
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Call to regain our power as workers
“Without our voice, without our fight, nothing will change. Even a half
day work abstention, where we all come together and refuse to give our
labour across the world as part of this year’s global campaign, will
show the corporations, the governments, the wealthy, something they want
us to forget: We are the powerful ones. They are not powerful.”
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“Some of these girls, they’re 21, and they’re making 150k a year. I think it’s up to the individual to familiarise themselves with all aspects of the industry.”
5,000 sacked for demanding higher wages: The human cost of Bangladesh’s $27-billion garment industry
“The success of the readymade garments export industry is the tale of a capitalist dystopia. That brands, buyers and factory owners celebrate this as axiomatic, but the rest of the country and, as an active participant in the global rag trade, the world should be outraged. Instead, they choose to be complicit.
One dies in city shoe factory fire
A worker of a footwear factory died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday afternoon, hours after he was burnt along with two others in the fire at Alubazar in Dhaka’s Bangshal area.