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Action for safe factories in Bangladesh on 5th anniversary of Spectrum disaster
by geertjan published 11-04-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , , ,
April 11 marks the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Spectrum/Shahriyar Sweater factory in Bangladesh, which killed 64 workers and injured 80, 54 of whom were seriously injured. The Spectrum collapse focused global attention on the chronic safety problems in the Bangladesh garment industry. To mark the anniversary of the Spectrum collapse, the CCC, the Maquila Solidarity Network (Canada), and the International Labor Rights Forum (USA) call upon all buyers sourcing garments in Bangladesh to take proactive, sustained, and coordinated measures to help eliminate these systemic problems.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
Garib Fire Survivors Call for Justice and a Safe Industry
by geertjan published 11-03-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:17 — filed under: , ,
Following a horrific factory fire that killed 21 employees of a garment factory in Bangladesh, the factory workers are demanding swift reforms, a criminal investigation and compensation for the victims. Support these workers’ demands by writing to the Government of Bangladesh and international fashion brands sourcing from this factory.
Located in News / / 03 / 11
21 Workers Die at Bangladeshi Factory Fire
by geertjan published 02-03-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Bangladesh unions and international labour rights organisations are calling for immediate action from brands and the government of Bangladesh following a fatal factory fire which killed at least 21 workers and injured a further 50.
Located in News / / 03 / 02
Repression of Workers Continues Under Bangladesh's Military-Backed Government
by geertjan published 05-08-2008 last modified 29-04-2013 15:59 — filed under: ,
Since January 2007 the Bangladesh government has banned political and trade union activities and given itself "state of emergency" powers which severely limit civil rights. Labour rights activists and workers have been arrested, put under surveillance, interrogated or detained.
Located in News / / 08 / 05
International Action Day for Workers Health & Safety in Bangladesh
by geertjan published 01-04-2006 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Never Again! CCC joins its Bangladeshi partners in calling for an International Action Day for Workers Health & Safety in Bangladesh
Located in News / / 04 / 01
Three tragedies hit Bangladesh factories in one week, leaving scores dead, wounded
by geertjan published 27-02-2006 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Outrage following more Bangladesh garment worker deaths. Hundreds were reported dead or injured following three separate incidents in the Bangladesh garment and textile sector last week, according to various local and international news and Bangladeshi trade union reports.
Located in News / / 02 / 27
Interviews with workers, survivors and relatives of workers who died in the Spectrum-Shahriyar disaster.
by geertjan published 01-06-2005 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Transcripts of interviews with Spectrum workers and relatives of workers who died or are still missing as well as interviews with a few workers of the adjacent Shahriyar Fabrics factory.
Located in News / / 06 / 01
Factory collapsed - Bangladeshi Garment Workers Buried Alive
by geertjan published 01-04-2005 last modified 29-04-2013 10:04 — filed under: , , ,
Twenty-three people were reported dead and approximately 350 others trapped, under debris after a nine-story factory building in Bangladesh collapsed early Monday morning.
Located in News / / 04 / 01
9 Dead and 50 Wounded in Garment Factory Tragedy Bangladesh
by geertjan published 06-06-2004 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Please take action to support union demands in the wake of another garment factory tragedy occurred in Bangladesh. On May 3rd nine women were trampled to death and 50 others injured when they ran for their lives after a false fire alarm, at a building housing several garment factories in Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 06 / 06
Garment workers die in Bangladeshi fire alarm
by geertjan published 01-08-2001 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Another tragedy occured last week (august 8 2001) as 24 workers died in a stampede following a fire alarm. Please find below the press release send out by the ITGLWF. We are trying to find out for whom and to which countries the company was producing. All information on this is welcome!
Located in News / / 08 / 01