Discussion in 'Africa' started by Annie, Nov 25, 2012.
Bangladesh garment factory fire kills 120 - Yahoo! News
Bangladesh sweatshop fire spurs protest...
Thousands of Bangladeshis protest after factory fire that killed 112
November 26, 2012 Thousands of Bangladeshi workers blocked the streets of a Dhaka suburb Monday, throwing stones at factories and smashing vehicles, as they demanded justice for 112 people killed in a garment-factory fire that highlighted how industry and government have failed to protect workers from unsafe conditions.
They ought to contact the International Ladies and Garment Workers Union
That's Globalism. That's Free Trade.
Bangladesh sweatshop fire deadlier than most...
Factory fire the deadliest of many in Bangladesh
Nov 26,`12 -- The fire alarm: Waved off by managers. An exit door: Locked. The fire extinguishers: Not working and apparently "meant just to impress" inspectors and customers.
Bangladesh clothing factory fire comes amid preparations to mourn other deaths
Mon November 26, 2012 - Firefighters took about four hours to control blaze in Uttara that injured 10 people; National mourning announced for people killed in Ashulia fire, Shahidullah overpass collapse; Government: Apparel factories will be closed Tuesday, prayers will be offered for victims; Police report 110 deaths in the fire at Tazreen Fashion at Ashulia
There isn't an ILGW anymore. It was taken over the SEIU, curses be upon them.
Granny says Wal-mart in coverin' it's butt mode...
Wal-Mart distances itself from Bangladesh factory fire (+video)
November 26, 2012 - 112 people died when a garment factory caught fire in Bangladesh on Saturday. The workers had been making clothes for Wal-Mart, though the retail giant said it was unaware of the contract.
Wal-Mart sacks supplier after factory fire
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 - BANGLADESH DISASTER: The interior minister said a preliminary inquiry found a deadly blaze on Saturday was the result of arson, as the nation mourned the deaths
Disney, Sears, Sean Combs too...
Wal-Mart, Disney clothes found in Bangladesh fire
Nov 28,`12 -- A hooded Mickey Mouse sweatshirt from Disney. Piles of children's shorts with Wal-Mart's Faded Glory label. Clothes with hip-hop star Sean Combs' ENYCE tag.
Three arrested over Bangladesh factory fire as protests rage
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 - Bangladeshi police fired rubber bullets to disperse thousands of workers who protested for a third day yesterday over the nation’s worst-ever factory blaze, which prompted the arrest of three plant managers.
Why don't these nations put in safety standards?
According to the article, there were safety standards that were ignored. In a corrupt government its easy to bribe someone for a stamp of approval, or just build what you want and worry about violations later.
Not long ago, California decided to retrofit all the freeway overpasses. The state appointed inspectors to examine the overpasses to determine which ones were most at risk. One inspector traded favorable inspections for marijuana. It wasn't discovered for a few years, during which time the retrofit on these overpasses was delayed or sometimes eliminated. Now, all of the inspections done by this corrupt inspector has to be redone and the retrofit scheduled. Fortunately we didn't have a major earthquake. Unfortunately for Bangladesh they did have a fire.
We have scads of safety standards that are just ignored with an appropriate bribe.
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