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27.09.2013

Hundreds of Bangladesh garment factories shut down as women take to streets in Dhaka

Hundreds of Bangladesh garment factories shut down as women take to streets in Dhaka

Laura Gottesdiener, September 23, 2013, Exclusive stores in Manhattan, London and Milan are busily stocking shelves with the one-shouldered dresses and Miley Cyrus-esque crop tops that were on display earlier in September at New York City’s Fashion Week. But half a world away, in… »

13.05.2013

Muhammad Yunus – Savar tragedy, garments industry and Bangladesh

Muhammad Yunus –  Savar tragedy, garments industry and Bangladesh

THE Savar tragedy is a symbol of our failure as a nation. The crack in Rana Plaza that caused the collapse of the building has only shown us that if we don’t face up to the cracks in our state systems, we as a nation will get lost… »

03.05.2013

Bangladesh – stop pointing in wrong directions

Bangladesh – stop pointing in wrong directions

Responding to articles in the media on Bangladesh and the terrible building collapse and worker deaths, our organisation wants to point out that trade action against Bangladesh will only add to the problems in the country. When the quota system was abandoned years ago because of reports of child labour… »

16.04.2013

Hong Kong – right of abode settled, for now

Hong Kong – right of abode settled, for now

In Hong Kong at the end of March, 2013,the Court of Final Appeal dismissed an appeal by Filipino domestic workers seeking permanent residency in the city. It also denied the HKSAR government’s request for referring the right of abode issue to the NPC Standing Committee for clarification, saying… »

16.01.2013

Nowhere left to run for factory owners in Asia

Nowhere left to run for factory owners in Asia

When the cost of labour started to rise in China a few years ago, many manufacturers thought it would be a smart move to decamp to smaller Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia where wages were a lot lower and the pro-business government made it easy for them to set… »

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