Workers still waiting for compensation

In late 2013, just six months after the horrific disaster at Rana Plaza, a fire engulfed the Aswad Composite Mills textile mill in Gazipur, Bangladesh. At least seven workers were killed and over 50 injured. It is now over four years since this horrific industrial incident and families and survivors are still waiting for compensation to be paid to them. The fact that fires like these continue to happen, and compensation has still not been paid is a reflection of the corruption of the political system in Bangladesh, the power of the owners of garment factories, and the continual repression of independent union organising.