Monday, July 22, 2013

USTR Annouces Next Step to Address Worker Safety in Bangladesh

Friday the Office of the United States Trade Representative ("USTR") outlined next steps in efforts to address in a meaningful way worker safety problems in Bangladesh – the severity of which were exemplified in the tragedies of the November 2012 Tazreen Fashions factory fire and the April 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse – and, more broadly, the ability of Bangladeshi workers to exercise their full range of labor rights. The full text of the USTR statement is available on the USTR website here.

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