ILRF Says Labor Abuses Still Rampant in Bangladesh

Sourcing Journal Online

Reform efforts have been underway in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry this year, but those efforts could prove futile if workers can't voice their ongoing concerns.

According to a new International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) report, fire, electrical, and structural safety are undoubtedly vital, but so too is hearing from workers about conditions on the job.

"Renovations and repairs must be the foundation for additional reforms that address the intimidation and violence that keep workers silent, afraid to voice concerns and put forward solutions to ensure their own safety," the report noted.

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