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Penneys still hasn't paid Rana Plaza victims

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Socialist Worker

On 24th of April last year the Rana Plaza building collapsed killing hundreds of Bangladeshi workers. The workers were employed in sweatshops making clothes for high street retailers like Penneys. An international campaign was launched to force the payment of compensation which still hasn't come.

Workers had left the building last April after noticing cracks appearing but were forced under threat to go back in. Extra floors had been added to the building, without planning permission, to squeeze in as many workers as possible.

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April 24, 2014 - 14:05
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Massive protests erupt in Bangladesh as death toll reaches 290

The death toll in the sweatshop collapse in Bangladesh has now risen to 290. It will surely rise more as the rubble clears.

Massive protests by tens of thousands of workers protesting against the conditions for garment workers have erupted across the region.

The protests erupted as reports emerged that the workers were threatened and forced back to work after noticing cracks in the building.

The building itself had extra floors added to squeeze in more workers.

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April 26, 2013 - 12:27
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Bangladesh sweatshop tragedy: activists to protest Penneys

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200 workers have died in a sweatshop collapse in Bangladesh. Garments found in the rubble belong to Penneys, Walmart and other corporate giants.

Workers had left the building after noticing cracks appearing but were forced under threat to go back in. Extra floors had been added to the building, without planning permission, to squeeze in as many workers as possible.

"None of us wanted to go in, the bosses came after us with beating sticks. In the end we were forced to go in." said one worker.

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April 25, 2013 - 15:02
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