Factory collapse in Bangladesh kills seven and injures dozens more

March 13, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. The collapse of a cement factory in Bangladesh on Thursday has killed at least seven people and injured around 60 other people, according to reports from local police this morning. According to the video report above from EuroNews , up to 100 people were inside the five-story building when the roof collapsed during construction.  Reuters reports that that factory, run by a subsidiary of the Bangladesh army, was just being built in the port town of Mongla, about 210 miles southwest of the country’s capital, Dahka. Read the rest of Factory collapse in Bangladesh kills seven and injures dozens more Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bangladesh , Bangladesh factory accident , bangladesh factory collapse , building safety , cement factory collapse , dahka , labour rights , mongla , worker safety , workers rights

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Sweatshop Protesters Slam Gap, Walmart’s Bangladesh Safety Plan as a “Sham”

July 13, 2013 by  
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In the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, which claimed the lives of 1,129 garment workers, many clothing retailers—including H&M and Zara signed the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh . Several U.S.-based retailers, including Gap and Walmart refused to sign the Accord as the agreement to ensure worker safety would be legally binding. In response, these companies have created an Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety as a non-enforceable “alternative” to the Accord on Fire & Building Safety. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh , bangladesh safety , Ethical Fashion , GAP , h&m , Rana Plaza , safety accord , Sustainable Fashion , sweatshop labor , walmart , worker safety , Zara        

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15 Apparel Brands Who Have Not Signed the Bangladesh Safety Accord

June 1, 2013 by  
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Following the deaths of 1,127 garment workers in the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh on April 24, more than 40 of the world’s leading apparel brands have signed the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh . This accord holds the clothing companies legally accountable for safety and labor conditions in the factories they employ in the South Asian nation. Yet dozens of apparel brands have failed to sign the accord, including a number of major US labels. Read on to see 15 of the most egregious holdouts. READY MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh , apparel workers , bangladesh safety accord , garment industry , labor rights , Rana Plaza , worker safety , workers rights        

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