Soon after the Rana Plaza collapsed in in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing over a thousand workers, a top official from a global brand flew into Pakistan. He concluded a business deal with a new Pakistani garment supplier and flew out within hours. Usual factory onboarding procedures were discarded. Everybody is like that. The Rana Plaza disaster was a wake-up call to the world—1, workers died and over 2, were injured. It shone a light on the problem of death trap factories and poor government oversight.
By Dan Barry. LAS VEGAS — She begins her day in black, the natural black before dawn and the requisite black of her uniform: the T-shirt, the pants, the socks, the shoes with slip-resistant treads, all black. The outfit announces deference. She crams fresh vegetables into a blender and holds a plate over its mouth as the machine whips up her green liquid breakfast. Its whine sounds the alarm for her four school-age grandchildren who, one by one, emerge sleepwalking from corners of their crammed rented house. Time to go.
Dozens of female factory workers in Kochi, India, were reportedly strip-searched earlier this month, as part of a humiliating "investigation" by their bosses after they found a used sanitary napkin in the factory bathroom. Huffington Post India and India Express are both reporting that the incident occurred at the Asma Rubber Private Limited factory on December 10, a facility that makes latex and surgical gloves. A female supervisor reportedly discovered the sanitary napkin in a factory restroom and demanded to know who had left it there; when she didn't get an answer, she told all the female employees under 50 to strip, so she could determine who was menstruating.
Thank you for speaking up with poultry workers. Now please share with your friends! Roughly a quarter of a million people work on the processing line in American poultry plants.