May 16, 2013
Injured workers speak out. "The iron bar that hit my back broke the tissue and muscle. I need further medical care. I have one sister who also works in a garment factory. I wonder if I will be able to lead a normal life," 20-year-old Jasmine Sultana told us.
May 10, 2013
Incredible news from the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh today. Reshma, a woman trapped for 17 days underneath the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plana, was found and rescued alive. Death toll has reached 1040.
May 7, 2013
717 bodies have been recovered from the devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza building. Four hundred workers remain hospitalized. Six hundred workers have been released from the hospital. We estimate that some 200 of these workers are in need of emergency assistance.
Give. Today. For those who paid an unforgivable price for their jobs, making the clothes that we buy. Hundreds of severely injured workers have been sent home to make room for those even more severely injured. These workers are in need of care, but are being sent home with nothing ─ no medical care, no medicines, no rehabilitation, no money for food or rent. These workers and their families are in desperate need of help.
Annie Delaney and Rosaria Burchielli
May 21, 2013
"The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights (IGLHR) specifically requests that firms not withdraw their production from these factories but work with the factories to improve conditions for workers."
Voice of America
May 16, 2013
In Voice of American Press Conference USA, Charles Kernaghan talked about the significance and impact of an international agreement signed by several top global clothing retailers as well as measures that the government of Bangladesh agreed to implement to improve working conditions in the country’s garment industry in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse.
May 15, 2013
“It’s an embarrassment for the (U.S) that Wal-Mart, Gap and Hanes won’t go along with the agreement,” said Kernaghan. “Corporate monitoring has never worked in the past and eventually everyone is going to follow (the Bangladesh Accord) because voluntary measures just don’t work.”
May 14, 2013
As the search for survivors in Bangladesh's collapsed garment factory ends, there is some good news, with the government agreeing to allow workers to form unions without permission from factory owners.
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