Skip to content

Banning Hope: Bangladesh Garment Workers, Seeking a Dollar an Hour Face Mass Firings, Violence, and False Arrests

Banning Hope: Bangladesh Garment Workers, Seeking a Dollar an Hour Face Mass Firings, Violence, and False Arrests

By Worker Rights Consortium / May 17, 2019 /

The government and apparel factory owners in Bangladesh have carried out a brutal crackdown on garment workers in retaliation for largely peaceful protests against the country’s extremely low minimum wage. Since December of 2018, at least 65 workers have been arrested and subjected to baseless criminal charges, brought at the behest of factories that supply brands like H&M, Mango, and Next.

Read More

Bangladesh Government’s Safety Inspection Agencies Not Ready to Take Over Accord’s Work

By Worker Rights Consortium / April 17, 2019 /
Read More

“Ethiopia is a North Star”: Grim Conditions and Miserable Wages Guide Apparel Brands in their Race to the Bottom

By Worker Rights Consortium / December 31, 2018 /
Read More

Unholy Alliances: How Employers in El Salvador’s Garment Industry Collude with a Corrupt Labor Federation, Company Unions and Violent Gangs to Suppress Workers’ Rights

By Worker Rights Consortium / January 22, 2015 /

with the Pennsylvania State University Center for Global Workers’ Rights

Read More

Alianzas Nefastas

By Worker Rights Consortium / January 22, 2015 /

Disponible además en español aquí

Read More

Crackdown in Cambodia: Workers Seeking Higher Wages Meet Violent Repression

By Worker Rights Consortium / May 17, 2014 /
Read More

Global Wage Trends for Apparel Workers, 2001-2011

By Worker Rights Consortium / July 17, 2013 /

—with the Center for American Progress and the Just Jobs Network

Read More

Made in Vietnam: Labor Rights Violations in Vietnam’s Export Manufacturing Sector

By Worker Rights Consortium / May 17, 2013 /
Read More

Stealing from the Poor: Wage Theft in the Haitian Apparel Industry

By Worker Rights Consortium / May 17, 2013 /
Read More

Monitoring in the Dark: An evaluation of the International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia monitoring and reporting program

By Worker Rights Consortium / February 14, 2013 /

—with the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic of Stanford Law School

Read More