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Eleven years have passed since the Tazreen Fashions factory fire on 24 November 2012. On this day we remember and pledge not to forget about the negligence that let to this preventable disaster. We will continue to advocate for safer workplaces throughout garment supply chains, as well as for legally enshrined financial compensation for all injured and killed workers in garment factories Bangladesh.
After last week’s Yes Men action impersonating adidas at the Web Summit conference, it is time to take stock and ask the question: how is it possible that this terrifying vision of how international companies ignore basic worker rights in their supply chain was not significantly questioned? And the other question that arises is: why does adidas still get away with wage and severance theft?
Adidas' unacceptable treatment of the workers in their supply chain is once again centered in a hoax announcement around labour rights. The activist collective Yes Men and labour organisations and unions from the Clean Clothes Campaign network - who were behind the stunt - are calling on the company to take real steps to protect garment workers in its supply chain by signing the Pay Your Workers agreement.
Bangladesh’s labour ministry proposed a new minimum wage for the country’s 4.4 million garment workers at 12,500 BDT (113 USD) on Tuesday 7 November. The amount is far below the trade union demand of 23,000 BDT, a wage that research studies confirm is the minimum required to place workers above the poverty line.