Made in Bangladesh
In the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse, Kalpona Akter, the executive director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, talks about conditions in garment factories.
Foxconn Audit Reveals Workweek Still Too Long
Foxconn Technology has made progress toward better safety conditions, but employees are still working longer than Chinese law allows.
India Ink: Delhi Gang Rape Suspect in ‘Critical Condition,’ Lawyer Says
Prison authorities dismiss allegations of the defendant being beaten and poisoned in Tihar Jail.
In Bangladesh, shock may give way to status quo
Analysts say the garment factory tragedy could lead to real labor reform, but several factors make it unlikely, including the mind-set of Western consumers. NEW DELHI — The disaster caused shocking loss of life among young, mostly female garment workers, awoke the conscience of a nation, spotlighted dismal working conditions and spurred loud calls for construction and labor reform.
Improve Working Conditions in Bangladesh? Walmart Says 'No'
In the wake of the worst garment factory tragedy in world history, which left over 1,200 dead in Bangladesh last month, a number of Western brands have signed an agreement to improve working conditions in their subcontracted factories there. Walmart was missing from the list of signatories.