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Bangladesh: Companies Fail to Compensate Fire Victims [Bangladesh]

Author: Human Rights Watch, Published on: 16 December 2013

The survivors of a Bangladesh factory fire, which killed at least 112 garment workers last year, are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income and have not received adequate compensation, Human Rights Watch said today...Meaningful compensation has so far only been provided by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the Bangladesh government…C&A, and Li & Fung...Dickies released a statement stating it had cut ties with the factory some time before…Delta Apparels told…Tazreen had not been authorized to produce its clothes. Sears…quoted…merchandise was being made at the factory without its approval. Teddy Smith told…supplier had placed an order with the factory without its knowledge.Disney said that several boxes of its sweatshirts were found at Tazreen, but they had not been manufactured there, and had been stored there without its authorization.

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