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Demonstrations in front of Bangladesh embassies

Author: Prothom Also [Bangladesh], Published on: 17 February 2017

Global union federations UNI and IndustriALL, which together represent over 70 million workers around the world, have staged demonstrations in front of Bangladesh embassies in major cities across the globe calling on the Bangladesh government to secure the dismissal of all unsubstantiated criminal cases against recently arrested trade unionists and garment workers, and to immediately release them from jail....These cities are located in countries that source more than three quarters of all exports by Bangladesh’s garment sector. The protests represent growing international concern regarding Bangladesh’s deviation from international norms to respect workers’ labor rights in their most important industry," said a report on the website of the International Labour Rights Forum.

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