Bangladesh

Bangladesh: end the race to the bottom

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We look on in horror as the death toll in the latest industrial accident in Bangladesh continues to rise. This is the country that has won the global race to the bottom: the lowest wages, and the worst conditions.

This is what a world without unions looks like: people dying to make cheap, disposable clothes for the Western market.

What happened in Bangladesh this week was nothing new: last year, more than a hundred workers died in a fire at Tazreen Fashions. A year ago, union organiser Aminul Islam was murdered. Over the past few years there have been a number of fatal fires and accidents at Bangladeshi textile factories.

We can change this.

These factories are making clothes destined for the Western market, and sold by Walmart, Disney, Primark, Matalan, Mango, Kik and more.

We need to build a long term campaign to demand that Western fashion retailers take responsibility for what happens in their supply chains. And we need to campaign to support the rights of workers in Bangladesh to organise.

Here are four things you can do right now to get the campaign going:

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