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March 20, 2013
Today, every major newspaper across Bangladesh is dominated by the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights' call for increased wages for Bangladeshi workers and respect internationally recognized labor rights.
February 5, 2013
The Institute's Director, Charles Kernaghan, contributed to the "Think Tank" column in Women’s Wear Daily, a leading newspaper in the fashion industry, regarding factory safety and labor rights.
November 30, 2012
On Saturday night, November 24, well over 112 Bangladeshi workers were burned to death, trapped in a locked sweatshop, sewing garments for Wal-Mart, Disney, Sears, Sean Combs/ENYCE, Target, and others. Sign the petition to Wal-Mart and others! Tell them: Never Again!
November 27, 2012
A senior worker—an eye witness—relates what happened at the Tazreen factory, as flames engulfed the workers, many of whom were purposefully locked in.
March 18, 2013
“Bangladesh needs to make a giant step forward in terms of enforceable labor rights," says Charles Kernaghan, “But when it comes to making the factories safer, this has to be up to the big retailers. It’s at least 50 percent their responsibility.”
"From the labor rights camp, Charles Kernaghan, director of The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, said Wal-Mart has the financial muscle to make Bangladesh clean up its act in the manufacturing arena — if it wants to."
"If labels can be protected by laws backed up by sanctions, why is it that the human being making these garments cannot have similar legal protections?" The Institute's Director, Charles Kernaghan, contributed to the "Think Tank" column in Women’s Wear Daily, a leading newspaper in fashion industry.
December 11, 2012
A spokeswoman for Wal-Mart said the proposal of a discussed legally binding contract on safety inspection wasn't "financially feasible."
December 10, 2012
"Because most retail companies put profit above all else, exploited sweatshop workers constantly experience misery -- and sometimes even tragedy."
"The place was a death trap." Charles Kernaghan describes the Tazreen factory fire where 112 workers died and discusses safety and labor rights in the apparel industry in Bangladesh.
“'How is it possible [they] all failed to see the obvious illegal sweatshop conditions at the Tazreen factory over the last two-and-a-half years?' Kernaghan asked. 'If the labels had spoken to even one worker at the Tazreen factory, they would have learned the truth.'”
Fires at a Bangladesh apparel factory that made items for retailers like Wal-Mart and Sears killed 112 workers last weekend.
November 29, 2012
RT includes photos of half burnt pants and shirts of Wal-Mart's Faded Glory, Sean Comb's Enyce, and Dickies. "Labor activists say companies protect their brands legally, but do not provide the same for workers. Director of the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights, Charles Kernaghan believes nothing will improve until they do."
November 28, 2012
"Survivors of the weekend clothing factory fire in Bangladesh have told how managers locked them inside the burning building as they tried to flee."
"'Our production manager ... pulled down the collapsible gate on the third floor, forcing us to continue working,' the witness said, according to an account of the Tazreen Factory fire shared with ABC News Tuesday night by Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights."
Charles Kernaghan on ABC World News: ""The police and the fire department are confirming that the collapsible gates were locked on each floor. The fire department said they had to come in with bolt cutters to cut the locks...Every single thing about that factory, everything, was illegal."
Brian Ross investigates the fire that killed more than 100 workers.
"Charles Kernaghan, director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, said nothing will change unless clothing companies protect workers as vigorously as they protect their brands." -AP
Charles Kernaghan spoke on "Connect Asia" of ABC Australia about the factory fire at Tazreen Fashion in Bangladesh. Managers of the Tazreen factory locked workers in after the fire broke out, according to survivors.
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