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28 Feb 2010

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Morning Star Online [Bangladesh]

Bangladeshi unions to bosses: pay for textile fire deaths

Union leaders demanded on Sunday that textile bosses compensate the families of more than 20 workers killed in Bangladesh's latest garment factory fire...[F]irefighters revealed that the workers died while working an illegal night shift last Thursday at the Garib and Garib Sweater Company sweatshop in Gazipur...Fire officials also reported that fire-fighting equipment at the factory was "virtually useless" and said that six workers were killed in a fire at the same factory last year...[U]nion investigators said they had learned that fire exits in the factory had been locked...[Union] leader Amirul Islam Amin...[said] Workers "received just 900 taka a month" [£8.50]...Garib and Garib...supplies...H&M...JCPenney and Wal-Mart. [The Resource Centre invited Garib & Garib to respond but it has not yet done so]