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Few Meaningful Changes In Wake Of Dhaka Factory Collapse

Business  (tags: humanrights, death, corruption, asia, government, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Rana Plaza, factory, business, corporate, dishonesty )

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"What we see are token donations and empty promises that can't be enforced." -Scott Nova of the Workers Rights Consortium.


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paul m (93)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 5:11 am


Teresa W (782)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 6:31 am
noted, thank you

Tim C (2420)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:47 am

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:15 pm
The factory workers themselves will have to start unions and stand in Solidarity with each other. The people of the Community must understand they can't cross the picket line no matter how much they need to work, as they will only continue the low wages and sub-standard working conditions.

Americans and others, you will just have to stop buying the items, you support this by the purchase. Find in your own circle of friends, relatives, and communities people who sew, and pay them to make the clothes that are needed. We must all learn to live on less items in our closets, but I recall a time when you had good wear for church or special occassions, a outfit or two to clean house and work around the yard, and then a few things to go to school in or work. You had what you needed not draws bulging with items one hardly is wearing.

They pay these people cheap, the material is made as cheaply as possible, the thread is so weak that what I've been buying falls apart after a few washes. I recall American made clothes would last and last, not now, and has a hard time finding something American made. So we don't help ourselves buying cheap quality and we are not helping them either.

Write to these Companies tell them you are disgusted with their practices and are no longer going to buy from them by their mistreatment of those who make the items. Make your own clothes, check lables and buy from Countries that are from Countries that have labor laws and safe standards for their workers. We all must be standing together on these issues. This global economy means what is affecting one of us is affecting us all.

Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:55 pm
We must boycott companies that risk their workers lives with unsafe conditions.

Katie & Bill D (90)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:16 pm
I fully agree with don't buy this stuff, these people will re-group and work towards better working conditions.
It may take them years to have it much better! But yes the quality is not worth the money that is paid for these items! As for other Items like shoes, there are shoes Made in America just look for them, there are SAS, Red Wing, Drew all are good quality and we need good shoes they last a good while not like cheap stuff! Always read your labels!!

Birgit W (160)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:54 pm
Thank you.

Kara C (15)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:33 pm
They can put all the regulations in the world in place and not a thing will change until the bulk of the consumers read the lable on everything they buy and don't just get the cheapest they can.The company that sells you the stuff won't give up their profits and neither will the manufacturer, or the shipping companies. It's sad but money is worth more then a few workers in one of the poorest and most overpopulated countries in the world.

paul m (93)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:55 am


Past Member (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:08 am
The labels should make clear what goes on in making the products.

Patricia R (13)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:44 am

. (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 10:31 am
Welcome to the busted dream of globalism or global equality as our leaders wanted us to believe not so long ago. It was the child of Milton Friedman; the father of austerity economics.
With it came outsourcing which begat the commencement and decline of western manufacturing. The Big Six meg corps. or corporatism; that bastard Frankenchild of globalism brought with it disaster capitalism and this is a good example of their strategies at work.
Sadly that might never change. Were you the Corpomonster and had a ready source of cheap renewable indentured slaves; would you give that up?
Were it to the cost would be passed on to the consumer to compensate for any corporate losses due to upgrading. This is going to be a long battle.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:23 pm

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Monday July 18, 2016, 10:22 pm
July 18, 2016 Update from the Guardian - "Rana Plaza collapse: 38 charged with murder over garment factory disaster" - "Three defendants also charged for helping complex owner Sohel Rana flee after incident in which five garment factories fell in 2013, killing 1,135 people"
Excerpt: "Of the 41 people charged, 35, including Rana, appeared before the court and pleaded not guilty, Mannan told reporters. The other six are fugitives and will be tried in absentia.

If convicted, defendants could face the death penalty."

Amazing, that they're only coming to trial now, three years later!

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Monday July 18, 2016, 10:46 pm
The 'Mannan' quoted above is public prosecutor Abdul Mannan.
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