Friday, 26 April 2013

Bangladesh Death Toll Passes 250

Western Firms Feel Pressure as Toll Rises in Bangladesh 

Photo source:  NY Times, April 26, 2013

Excerpt from NY Times article, Friday, April 26, 2013:

“Even in a situation of grave threat, when they saw cracks in the walls, factory managers thought it was too risky not to work because of the pressure on them from U.S. and European retailers to deliver their goods on time,” said Dara O’Rourke, an expert on workplace monitoring at the University of California, Berkeley. He added that the prices Western companies pay “are so low that they are at the root of why these factories are cutting corners on fire safety and building safety.”

You can read the rest of the article here.
 - Submitted by Gareth 

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