03/07/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/07/2019 13:16
The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its 95 million workers in 130 countries condemns once again the prevailing situation in the factories of Bangladesh and the lack of even the most fundamental safety measures.
At least 8 garment workers, were injured as a fire broke out in a garment factory in the capital of Bangladesh which was closed back to 2014 because of the undertrained prevailed safety measures and infrastructure.
The factory war re-opened and re-functioned without the implementation of the necessary remediations. Years after the crime in Rana Plaza the garment workers are still exposed to fatal dangers, trying to earn their livelihood.
The World Federation of Trade Unions calls the workers all over the world to join the class-oriented trade unions and struggle with the WFTU:
- for health and safety measures in the workplace that will protect the short and long term health of the workers.
- Adequate and sufficient leaves for health issues.
- Strengthen international outcry against employers' unaccountability and strengthen international solidarity for achieving goals in this sector.
- Investigation and punishment of the responsible ones for the labour accidents and full reparation of workers or their families in the case of work-related incident or illness.