Monday, May 17, 2010

Blog of the Moment: Labor is Not a Commodity

Labor is Not a Commodity

Kalpona Akter, a former child factory worker from the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, told of the grave working conditions occurring in the garment factories of Bangladesh. From poverty wages not being able to cover half the expenses for one person to the threatening and dismissal of workers who try to organize, Kalpona gave all an inside look at the neglect to worker’s rights and safety that the Bangladesh Parliament has for the many factories they own. Kalpona also reminded everyone of the tragic Garib & Garib Newaj Bangladesh factory fire that killed 21 employees and injured 50 others this past March. Workers’ efforts to escape proved to be both futile and fatal as factory doors had been previously locked.-Reportback from 2010 “Sweatshop Workers Speak Out” Speaking Tour

No comments:

Post a Comment

If the post you are commenting on is more than 30 days old, your comment will have to await approval before being published. Rest assured, however, that as long as it is not spam, it will be published in due time.

Related Posts with Thumbnails