USW Takes Part in Week of Solidarity with Garment Workers in Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi garment workers are telling us that more than five years after the Rana Plaza disaster the struggle for better and safer working conditions in Bangladesh is ongoing.

The United Steelworkers union is one of the many voices asking Bangladesh to effectively implement the Bangladesh Accord for Building and Fire Safety, which would make the textile and garment industry safer for workers there. For the past two months, garment workers have been taking to the streets in massive numbers to demand a decent living wage for their work.

The protests have been met with violence and repression by Bangladeshi authorities. As part of a worldwide week of solidarity, USW urges Bangladesh to respect labour rights and to stop repression against garment workers. 

Click here to read a letter from Ken Neumann to the Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa.

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For further information:

Ken Neumann, President, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, 416-544-5951
Doug Olthuis, Executive Director, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, 416-859-9953, dolthuis@usw.ca
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434 2221, bgallagher@usw.ca

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