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Groups urge brands to sign safety agreement after another Bangladesh clothing factory fire kills at least seven

January 28, 2013

Following yet another fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Saturday, January  26 that killed at least seven people who were locked inside Smart Export Garments Ltd, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) and the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) called on major retailers and brands that buy apparel from Bangladesh to join the labor-supported Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement in order to prevent future tragedies, according to a statement issued by the Clean Clothes Campaign.


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"A global supply chain of death traps"

Tragedies will continue "until workers' health and safety actually come first"
December 10, 2012

Words fail at times like this – another garment factory fire in Bangladesh; 112 dead and 150 injured; another round of despair and anguish for the workers and their families; another round of denials by international garment brands that they bear any responsibility; another round of promises by the brands and their contractors that they will “do better” while refusing to acknowledge that it is their “profits first and foremost” production system that has led to fire after fire after fire.


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Weekly news roundup

December 1, 2012

Here is a roundup of the week’s top news stories from www.ISHN.com:


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Factory in deadly Bangladesh fire was considered “high risk”

Wal-Mart, IKEA among companies that bought its goods
November 26, 2012

A blaze that killed at least 112 workers in Bangladesh Saturday occurred in a garment factory that was known to be unsafe by at least one of the U.S. companies that sourced goods from it.


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Deadly fires prompt demands for safer Pakistan workplaces

September 13, 2012

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for national action to protect workers' health and safety, following the deaths of at least 240 workers in a garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan.


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Huge death toll in Pakistan factory fires

September 12, 2012

At least 261 people burnt to death as fires swept through two factories in Pakistan, police and government officials said on Wednesday, raising familiar questions about industrial safety in the nuclear-armed South Asian nation.
 


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