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Well….it’s been a little while, hasn’t it? I’m not a great fan of New Year resolutions. When I make them, I tend to break them so fast the electronic ink hasn’t dried. And also having ADHD means I tend to have terrible expectations of what I can get done in a day. Even if I […]
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Tag Archives: Garment workers
In Memory – Rana Plaza one year later
Today is the anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka killing 1,136 workers – most of them women. I remember being there in Dhaka when the news broke and agonizing over whether to get on a … Continue reading
Rana Plaza survivors work at self-owned factory | Dhaka Tribune
“The factory is owned by the workers,” said Rintu. They receive around Tk3,500 for working nine hours a day, six days a week and are paid duly for putting in overtime. Fifty percent of the factory’s profit is equally distributed … Continue reading
Throwing money at Bangladeshi garment girls will keep them in slavery
The Savar tragedy is now over and we can forget the 1,127 who were, effectively, forced to die in a building illegally constructed and (patently obvious to all who were there) unsafe to work in even the day before. In … Continue reading
The Garment Factory Incident
Originally posted on justathirdculturekid:
I apologize for this being so late. I have been meaning to write for ages, but never got around to it. Then I had some technical malfunctions and was unable to get onto my site. For…