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Bangladesh: Major improvements in labour rights at R.L. Denim factory - Natl. Labor Committee calls on Metro to resume sourcing

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10 August 2009

Update: R.L. Denim Workers Report Much Better Treatment [Bangladesh]

Author: National Labor Commitee [USA]

We had the opportunity to meet recently with a group of R.L. Denim garment workers in the city of Chittagong, Bangladesh on their day off…The workers continue to be genuinely excited and pleased with all the recent improvements in the R.L. Denim factory. Metro Group has returned its orders, and everyone is now working…

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3 June 2009

Update --Major Breakthrough at R.L. Denim / Bangladesh

Author: Natl. Labor Committee [USA]

We have never seen anything like this before in Bangladesh. This is the quickest and most serious turnaround we have seen. It is also huge that the workers will have the change to organize an independent union with the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity...It would be terribly wrong for Metro Group not to immediately restore all of their former orders to the new and vastly improved R.L. Denim factory.

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11 May 2009

[DOC] Metro Group statement in response to National Labor Committee report re: supplier RL Denim [Bangladesh]

Author: Metro Group

METRO Group is very concerned about recent reports concerning the death of an 18-year-old worker at a supplier company in Bangladesh…The ...company...has not been complying with our high, binding social standards...METRO Group has taken four immediate steps: 1.The business relationship with the supplier will be immediately terminated; 2. All of the supplier’s products will be removed from all markets of METRO Group sales divisions; 3. An investigative commission will immediately begin…4. Internally, we will review how we can seamlessly link the inspection and information chain to the audit process…

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