Fire and building safety

Ending employer repression of Bangladesh garment workers is a common task for buyers and unions

When large parts of the world were celebrating their year-end holidays, the Bangladesh garment manufacturers went on offensive against their workers. Over 1,600 lost their jobs and production at numerous facilities was halted as a repressive lock-out measure while several union leaders and worker activists were detained by police or driven into hiding. This…

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IndustriALL General Secretary Jyrki Raina makes important opening for broad concrete fire safety cooperation in Bangladesh – brands and retailers should accept his invitation without delay

IndustriALL and its General Secretary Jyrki Raina are right when they are calling for broad cooperation to deal with the appalling fire risks in the Bangladesh garment industry. On the IndustriALL Global Union Federation’s website, Jyrki Raina calls for “urgent and serious action to prevent further tragedies”. “We invite all major…