COLLAPSE CAUSES: The defects and errors that led to the world's deadliest garment-industry accident extend from the swampy ground the doomed Rana Plaza was built on, to poor construction materials, to the massive, vibrating equipment operating when the eight-story building collapsed, a committee app Full story
For the first time, Tesco, one of the largest retailers in the world, opened the doors to its factory in Bangladesh. ITV News visited a production center said to be ethically run. It manufactures many of the 40 million garments made in Bangladesh every year for the supermarket giant Tesco. ITV’s
A month after the deadly factory collapse in Bangladesh, that killed more than a thousand people, ITV News visited one of the factories in Dhaka that makes clothing for the west. ITV’s Laura Kuenssberg reports.
An ITV News investigation has found there's still no compensation for the victims of the Bangladeshi factory collapse, from the Western clothes companies that promised help.More than eleven hundred workers were killed nearly a month ago. But survivors in Dhaka claim no money has yet reached them. IT
The UP panel continues the conversation on the Bangladesh disaster and workers’ rights. They debate whether companies need to care more about who produces their products.
The Up panel takes a look at the average worker wage per hour in Bangladesh compared to other countries and debates how the costs impact economies worldwide. Panelist Karl Smith explains how having the “economic base” allows workers to ask for even more.
MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki talks about the Bangladesh disaster and how it’s brought the issue of workers’ rights back into the spotlight. The panel then joins the conversation to discuss the human cost of cheap labor and how a tragedy like Bangladesh can be prevented.
Scott Nova from the Worker Rights Consortium joins Alex Wagner and the NOW panelists to discuss globalization and the cost of worker safety around the world.
Shampa Sonya, 19, who had been working in the doomed factory for 5 years. She lost her husband in the April 24 collapse, and is three months pregnant with no income.
Bangladeshi garment workers sew T-shirts at a factory in Dhaka, on March 18, 2009.
People rescue garment workers trapped under rubble at the Rana Plaza building after it collapsed, in Savar, 30 km outside Dhaka, in this April 24, 2013 file photo. Liz Apparels, a Bangladesh factory in Gazipur, where Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Inditex SA inspectors spotted cracks in the wall in May 20
Workers in a Bangladeshi garment factory.