Trade union members in Bangladesh describe working poor conditions in garment factories. Workers are reluctant to join trade unions as they fear repercussions from powerful factory owners.
Five years after the biggest industrial disaster in Bangladesh’s history, no relief seems to be in sight for the thousands of survivors who are suffering from severe physical and psychological trauma.
Unions at a global clothing brand hope its agreement to pay to meet fire and building safety regulations in 150 garment factories in Bangladesh could herald a new era. Time will tell if other brands follow suit.
Bangladesh recently launched its first satellite, marking the nation's entry into an elite space club. While the satellite filled many Bangladeshis with joy and patriotism, some question its commercial viability.
The boiler explosion death toll at a Bangladeshi garment factory has risen to 10. Another 40 people have undergone treatment. The blast after maintenance checks happened while most workers were still away on holiday.
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