On anniversary of Bangladesh factory collapse, protesters target Burnaby store

Author: Amy Judd, Global News, Published on: 24 April 2014

…[I]n Bangladesh...protesters gathered to mark the anniversary and to express their anger about a lack of progress in compensating the victims and their families…The tragedy pushed the issue of factory safety to the forefront. Many of the workers were paid low wages to make inexpensive clothing for big western retailers. Some of those companies have given money to the victims but critics say other retailers are still not doing their part…A protest was held in Burnaby...as part of an international movement called the Pay Up Campaign… Irene Lanzinger from the BC Federation of Labour. ...[said]...we want ‘The Children’s Place’, ‘Hudson’s Bay’, ‘Sears’, all Canadian retailers to sign that accord.”

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