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Loblaw to Compensate Bangladesh Collapse Victims Who Supplied Joe Fresh Items

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The only Canadian retailer to publicly acknowledge it used a manufacturer in a poorly made Bangladeshi building which collapsed and killed hundreds last week said Monday it will pay compensation for the families of victims.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 4:50 am
The right thing to do.

Debbie G (306)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 4:58 am
Good company. I bet Walmart won't step up and do the right thing.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:38 am
On the news last night said primark here was going to pay compensation so thats good All the companies that used that place should

Winn A (179)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:41 am
Good - they are doing the right thing.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 11:45 am
Kudos to Loblaws for taking action and doing the right thing!! I hope others do the same...thx Cal.

Malgorzata Z (199)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 12:06 pm
Do tej tragedii nigdy nie powinno dojść.

Herbert E (10)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 1:35 pm
Compensate ? Sounds good. How much is the life of a seamstress in Bangladesh worth ? Dollars ? Cents ? With monthly wages of 38$ it can't be much for their western customers.
Let's hope with intervention of us, the customers, more death traps can be eliminated.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 3:01 pm
Isn't this a little too late?

Lynn D (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 3:58 pm
Nice to hear that some companies are taking responsible action for the things they do. Thanks!

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:19 pm
good for them, wish they would have done about it about it before it happened though, wonder how much a life is worth though..

Stuart Thomas (497)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:27 pm
WOW! Kudos to Loblaws for voluntarily helping to compensate those victimized by this tragedy.

Jason S (50)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:17 pm
Good posting, thanks

Teresa Cowley (274)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 8:27 pm
Though there can be no true compensation, it speaks well of Loblaw's that they did voluntarily make the decision to provide some compensation.
Thanks for the post, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 11:49 pm

lee e (114)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:29 am
I agree with all the comments, but wouldn't it almost be better to build a factory in honor of those who gave their lives? A safe, modern facility that has proper fire escapes and ventilation, and help to make wages and work hours more reasonable? That sort of compensation I think might be better than compensating human life - although kudos to Loblaws for setting an example of good will!

Jeannette A (137)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:41 am
This is the kind of company that we need as a model for American business. With Loblaws not having an actual physical business in that country, Lee's idea (a damn good one) is probably not possible. But if business were to inspect the conditions under which their merchandise was manufactured and refuse contracts to places like this, we would see a change for the better. People will not create these kinds of horrible conditions for their workers if it is not profitable.

John B (185)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:50 am
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the article by Diana Mehta. Kudos to Loblaw for stepping up and doing the right thing. Read and noted.

Robert O (12)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:02 pm
It's nice to see a company taking a stand and doing what's right for once and seeing the value in human life over profits. Thanks Cal.
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