May 24, 2013
If a journalist with a hidden camera can walk into the factory and quickly document that “there was just one rickety fire escape for 400 people,” and that “many of the workers appeared to be children themselves,” how is it possible that the European labels have no idea where or how their garments are being sewn?
May 23, 2013
A CBS News crew went undercover at the Monde Apparels factory outside of Dhaka, where 1,400 workers-mostly young women, including dozens of 12-year-olds-were sewing one million boxer shorts for Wal-Mart, shirts for Wrangler and jackets for ASICS.
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.
Women's Wear Daily
May 24, 2013
"Charles Kernaghan, director for the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights, said he was shocked by the CBS News series. 'It has literally been a little over 10 days since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building, and to think that you can still walk into a factory and see child labor, see missing fire extinguishers, see exits blocked and hear workers are getting cheated of their wages is unbelievable,” Kernaghan said. “This is why it is going to be a heavy lift in Bangladesh. Getting Bangladesh on track for legal rights, transparency and adherence to ILO labor standards is not going to happen overnight.'
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.”
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