Put an end to deaths and sweatshops; ensure Routine Health and Safety Reports for Garment Factories in Bangladesh
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This petition has been created by Aarz F. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)
Each year, through various tragedies that are overlooked over and over again, thousands of people die working for Garment factories in Bangladesh. These factories supply international brand name producing corporations such as Tommy Hilfiger, GAP, and retail stores including but not limited to WALMART.
A recent tragedy in Savar (April 24, 2013), Bangladesh left hundreds dead with a building collapse and scores wounded and/or amputated, and still many remain under rubbles begging for life. These are low income individuals sustaining many a family member, now either dead or near death.This garment factory supplied to Primark Stores Ltd.
In November 2012, Tazreen Garment, another garment factory caught fire killing 112 people who were unable to escape due to alack of evacuation training and means in place.
All our modern brand named apparel produced in Third World countries often come from sweatshop working conditions. This should be stopped. Building codes should be adhered to. Workplace Health and Safety Standards should be routinely visited and scrutinized.
The world has has had enough witnessing the deaths of people who toil within inhuman working conditions (with insignificant pay) to provide luxury clothing and accessories for the comfort of the rich. This must stop. Workplace Health and Safety should be a top concern of the garment industry in countries such as Bangladesh.