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More ‘risky’ Bangladesh garment factories shut

Bangladesh authorities have closed four garment factories and partially shut down two others after engineers hired by Western retailers detected major structural flaws in the plants, an official said Wednesday. The move came amid increased inspections……

Bangladesh garment workers demand $100 a month minimum wage

Thousands of Bangladesh garment workers blocked roads and attacked factories outside the capital Dhaka on Saturday demanding a $100 minimum monthly wage. The workers, many carrying sticks, walked off the job in dozens of garment factories, which make apparel for the world’s top retailers such as Walmart, and protested for…

U.S. mega corps shun popular agreement to let unions inspect Bangladesh factories

AFP - Seventy top retailers have pledged to improve worker safety and allow inspection of all of their garment factories in Bangladesh within nine months under a pact signed with unions after a deadly factory collapse, a statement said Monday. Repairs and renovations resulting from the inspections will also be carried…

Contaminated water suspected as workers fall sick in Bangladesh garment factory

More than 140 workers, mostly women, at two Bangladeshi garment factories near the capital Dhaka fell ill on Sunday after drinking suspected contaminated water in their workplace, police said. A series of tragedies since last November when a fire killed 111 people in another factory have triggered renewed scrutiny of…

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