Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety

Two Years after Fatal Tazreen Fire, Life Worse for Survivors

November 24 marks the two-year anniversary of the deadly fire at Tazreen Fashions Ltd. in Bangladesh that killed 112 garment workers. Since then, at least 30 garment workers have died in factory fires and 844 have been injured in 68 incidents, according to data collected by Solidarity Center staff in Dhaka, the capital. Many of… [READ MORE]

Empowering Workers in Bangladesh Export Processing Zones

Garment workers and workers in other industries in Bangladesh’s export-processing zones are subject to a different, much weaker set of labor laws than workers in the rest of the country, and the government must take steps to reform laws so they meet international standards for freedom of association and collective bargaining rights, said A. K…. [READ MORE]

Tazreen Factory Fire: A Year Later, Survivors Feel Forgotten

A year after the deadly factory fire that killed 112 garment workers at Tazreen Fashions Ltd. in Bangladesh, survivors and the families of those killed and injured say they have been forgotten by the factory owner, international buyers and the government. In interviews with Solidarity Center staff in Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital, many survivors said… [READ MORE]