Bangladesh factory fire: Support the NGWF demands

Bangladesh unions and global union federations are calling for immediate action following the fatal fire on February 25 at the Garib & Garib Sweater Factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh which killed at least 21 workers and injured a further 50.

The Bangladesh National Garments Workers Federation (NGWF) has demanded the immediate arrest, trial and punishment of the owner of Garib & Garib. They further demand arrangement of the payment of Tk. 500,000/ cash to the families of each of the victims of Garib & Garib incident and  a joint initiative of buyers, government, BGMEA and factory owner for greater compensation.

The full list of demands and action program can be read here. Solidarity messages can be sent to to the NGWF at ngwf@dhaka.net. The call for compensation has been backed by the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF) - read their article here and send a solidarity message to office@itglwf.org