The UN has derecognised its unions.
Sign the letter Ban Ki-Moon telling the UN to respect its workers, who operate in some of the most dangerous conditions in the world.
Bangladeshi garment workers are protesting for a living wage. The minimum wage is $38 (£24) per month. Workers are demanding $100. However, factory owners say they cannot afford this. Yesterday, police opened fire on protesting workers with rubber bullets.
Some progress has been made with the development of the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord, now signed by 70 retailers. However, more needs to be done:
- Walmart and Gap still refuse to sign the accord, and have attempted to undermine it with their own voluntary code
- Tazreen fire victims have still not been compensated
- The murderers of labour organiser Aminul Islam have not been brought to justice.
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