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Solidarity Center, Guatemala, union member murder

Report Tallies Threats against Guatemala Unionists

Guatemala is still one of the most dangerous places in the world for worker rights activists, with 14 incidents of anti-union violence documented and verified in 2015, according to a report issued today by the Worker Rights Defenders Network of Guatemala. The incidents—including the October 2015 murder of Mynor Rolando Ramos Castillo, a municipal worker… [READ MORE]

Bangladesh, garment workers, Rana Plaza, job safety and health, Solidarity Center

Garment Workers Urge Justice for Rana Plaza Tragedy

Meherunnesa joined the crowds gathered in Dhaka over the weekend to commemorate the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh. Her son, Abul Kalam Azad, was one of the more than 1,100 garment workers killed on April 24, 2013, as the multi-story building pancaked in a preventable accident that also left thousands… [READ MORE]

Bangladesh, garment workers, fire safety, Rana Plaza, Solidarity Center

Garment Workers Take Safety into Their Own Hands

Three years after the deadly Rana Plaza building collapse killed more than 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh, Solidarity Center safety training is helping empower workers to take safety into their own hands.   A new Solidarity Center photo essay shows how garment workers, union leaders and factory management learn about fire and building safety codes… [READ MORE]

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