More garment workers attacked in Bangladesh

Earlier this week, more than 50 garment workers were injured when their demonstration was attacked by hired thugs. One of their activists was also kidnapped and only released hours later. The workers, employed by the Haesong company, had been taking action in support of their demands for the payment of leave entitlements from earlier in the year. Unfortunately, this violence was not a random event, as many companies pay for thugs to harass, intimidate and attack workers. The employers’ aim is to suppress workers’ ability to achieve a living wage and a safe working environment.