This is a reason for Unions;

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brokedownandbrown, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Brokedownandbrown

    Brokedownandbrown New Member

    An eight-story building that housed four garment factories in the capital city of Bangladesh collapsed overnight, killing at least 87 workers, and adding to a rising death toll in a country where well-known American retailers pay dirt-poor wages to make clothing in factories with few of the basic safeguards that are standard in most of the developed world.
    "It's a total disaster," said Charles Kernaghan, director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, who has a team on the ground in Dhaka interviewing survivors.
    Kernaghan he has been told that some 2,500 workers who work at the four factories in the building refused to enter the building on Monday when they saw large cracks forming along the structure's exterior.
    At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, factory owners allegedly told workers they would not be paid if they did not return to the factories and begin working, according to Kernaghan. The building collapsed about an hour later.

    What would you have done?
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "Work now, grieve later" would have been a mistake...
  3. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Just like the Triangle Fire.
  4. balland chain

    balland chain Member

    Hopefully the bastard that owns the company was in there too.. I feel bad for the literally poor worker who went back in just to feed their families..that sucks...
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Called the international to see if they could organize them.