President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the US will end trade privileges with Bangladesh over concerns for safety and working conditions in factories. The US will suspend Bangladesh from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which will increase tariffs on certain goods. The move, in response to recent garment factory disasters, will not directly affect the garment […]
Twnety-four major clothing retailers have now committed to a safety accord for garment factories in Bangladesh. More than 1,100 garment workers were killed when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed outside of Dhaka last month and hundreds of factories were closed Monday across Bangladesh amid workers’ unrest over safety concerns. H&M, Inditex, C&A, Primark, and Tesco […]
The death toll of the April 24 collapse of a garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, has passed 1,000 people, making it the worst industrial accident since the 1984 gas leak at a Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal. The Rana Plaza complex collapsed just one day after an engineer declared it unsafe. Britain’s […]
..but between writing and grading papers, there’s very little time. Like so many bloggers, I’ll let YouTube do the talking for now. This is a clip from AlJazeera about the cyclone in Bangladesh.