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Bangladesh Factory Where Fire Killed 112 Had Been Ruled Unsafe

Calling for Change

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Calling for Change

Factory conditions are a point of extreme conflict both in and outside of Bangladesh. Workers and labor organizers have clashed with police in recent years over wages and what they describe as unsafe work environments and lax oversight by government officials. Labor rights groups in the U.S. and Europe have called for major retailers to institute better conditions and to agree to independent factory inspections.

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