Bangladesh: 3 years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza.


After hundreds of inspections, the factories buildings have been consolidated, smoke detectors installed , medicine cabinets plastered and the minimum wage in the sector increased slightly. But workers working conditions remain extremely difficult. Workers, who are mostly young women, spend 8 hours a day behind their sewing machine, 6 days on 7 for 60 euros per month. Often they have to stay 2 extra hours to respond to commands. In total, they earn less than drivers of rickshaws. They have to regroup themselves to be able to rent a 7m2 room at 50 euros per month. DhakaÕs workers work in the heat, noise and dust. Dismissal without notice are frequent and, after a short opening period following Rana Plaza tragedy, it is again very difficult to form a labor union. Finally, we have seen during our visits to factories and our meetings at all levels of the circuit, that the system remains opaque.




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