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H&M, the largest producer of apparel in Bangladesh, has pledged to sign an accord mandating safe working conditions and other provisions for the country’s garment workers, following the horrific collapse of Rana Plaza and the deaths of over 1,100 people. Read on for more on what that means for the estimated 3.6 million garment workers employed in Bangladesh.
Relief efforts continue today in Savar, Bangladesh, following Wednesday’s devastating collapse of a building housing numerous garment factories. As the death toll mounts well beyond 200, activists are pleading for reform within the country’s massive textile industry.
It’s a horrific story, and one that’s all too familiar: a building outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh housing numerous garment factories collapsed yesterday, with recent numbers putting the death toll at at least 194.