Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fix "Death Trap" Factories in Bangladesh

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Click here to sign the petition to H&M, Gap and Walmart for them to join a fire safety programme and fix their ""death trap factories" in Bangladesh.

I posted on the "True Price of Cheap Fashion: 120 burnt or jumped to death at Bangladesh Textile Factory Fire" here on 1 December.

Following a recent London UNISON Pension network meeting I am drawing up questions that Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) member nominated trustees should be asking their fund advisers and managers about what they are doing to make sure that the companies we invest in do not pay dividends in blood money.

Ordinary UNISON members can also ask these questions of their schemes? I will post them as soon as I can. 


Anonymous said...

In this country we have over the top regulation, which drivers companies oversea into the hands of factories which have no regulation at all.

John Gray said...

Hi anon

We have the most deregulated labour economy in Western Europe.

Production has moved to Bangladesh due to very cheap Labour costs. They are now even moving from China.

Some Companies are only interested in profits and don't give a damn how many dead workers it takes to make them.