The Horror in Bangladesh
'This terrible tragedy highlights the urgency of putting a stop to the race to the bottom in supplying cheap means of production to international brands, a race in which hundreds of workers have lost their lives. Global clothing brands and retailers have a responsibility for their full production chains. Now it is time for them, suppliers and the Bangladeshi government to sit down with IndustriAll and its affiliates to agree on a safety programme that will ensure this will never happen again.'
Jyrki Raina, IndustriAll Global Union General Secretary
on the industrial accident in Bangladesh wherein more than
170 garment workers have died and hundreds more
were injured following the collapse of an eight-story