Bangladesh govt. agrees to let garment workers unionise following over 1100 deaths in factory building collapse
Farid Hossain, Associated Press, 13 May 2013
Bangladesh Govt. agrees labour reforms with ILO after factory collapse leaving hundreds dead - will include right to collective bargaining
Arun Devnath & Pratish Narayanan, Bloomberg, 5 May 2013
Bangladesh: Killing of labour rights activist, Aminul Islam, still under investigation 5 months on - was trying to resolve labour impasse at suppliers for American Eagle, Tommy Hilfiger/PVH, Nike & others - includes responses & non-responses
New York Times, 9 Sep 2012
Bangladesh: No one held responsible to date for killing of labour activist Aminul Islam - intl. buyers worried about their reputation
Intl. Labor Rights Forum, 6 Aug 2012
Bangladesh: Thread factory Coats accused of "forcibly" detaining union leaders overnight
Alex Ivanou, Intl. Metalworkers' Federation (IMF), 22 Feb 2012
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