Bangladeshi garment workers

Death traps - work, home, fire and the poor in Bangladesh

slum fire in Bangladesh

An examination of the ever-present threat of fire in the lives of the working class after yet another garment factory fire kills 21 workers - while slum fires also have a devastating affect...

Video: Machinists against the machine - Bangladeshi garment workers' struggles

A 15 minute video; a workforce, 85% female, paid some of the lowest wages in the world; expressing some of the highest levels of class struggle in the world at present. Trade unions have very little influence or restraint on these struggles - they are self-organised by workers on the job. When strikes turn riotous, they often spread into the wider working class community.

Factory or Prison - Bangladeshi workers in Romania

Prol-Position on some struggles of Bangladeshi and Indian migrant workers in Romania in 2007-8.

Three dead in garment workers' clashes - unions promised new role

Garment workers protest

The latest clashes in the highly charged arena of the Bangladeshi garment industry...

Short fuse: 50,000 workers on the streets and 50 factories burning in Bangladesh

Hamim garment factory burning - Ashulia 29 6 09

The mass unrest in the garment industry continued on Monday (29 June) for a third day...

More mayhem - cops kill again as garment workers' rioting continues in Bangladesh

Ashulia - garment workers continue to fight cops - 28 Jun 09

The unrest continues in the garment industry - another worker killed as rioting spreads across the whole garment factory area in Ashulia.

Fury; garment worker shot dead in Bangladesh as workers strike and riot

Savar 27 Jun 09 - workers fight cops

The persistent outbreaks of workers' anger continue in the Bangladeshi garment industry. A strike escalates...

Wildcats; over 15,000 Bangladeshi garment workers "go berserk" and attack factories over non-payment and low wages

Two major outbreaks of garment workers' fury have occurred this week.

Aftermath of the BDR mutiny; state murders and class struggles in Bangladesh

Updates on;
1) deaths in custody of suspects in the February Bangladeshi Rifles (BDR) army mutiny,
2) the increasing unrest in the Bangladeshi garment industry and state measures to contain it.

Bangladesh; in the militarized factory - visions of the devouring demons of capital

RMG women protest

Notes from the recent wave of struggles in the Bangladesh garment industry - there are ghosts in the machine...