Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tazreen survivors still waiting for justice

It has been a year since the horrific fire engulfed the garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing well over 100 workers. While investigations have revealed that massive breaches of fire and health & safety regulations caused such a calamity, the surviving workers and the families of the dead and injured are yet toreceive substantial compensation. The situation that these workers are facing exemplifies the brutal nature of the global garment industry where workers are dispensable and just another unit cost to minimise. Global co-ordinated industrial action by garment workers across Asia is needed to improve the working conditions in this sector.

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