Photo: Canadian union delegation to Bangladesh (2016)
On October 26, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh announced that it will continue its work to improve worker safety in garment export factories “until a set of rigorous readiness conditions are met by local regulatory bodies.”
Blog post by Tequila J. Brooks argues that "Lack of quality, affordable child care is a significant concern for working parents in every region in the world, regardless of country or socioeconomic status."
Over the past year, MSN has been working with coalitions of women’s and trade union organizations in El Salvador and Honduras on the right of working parents in the maquila sector to access quality affordable childcare for.
As part of that effort, MSN has been facilitating dialogue on the issue between the local organizations and international brands that are part of the multi-stakeholder Americas Group and whose products are made in one or both countries.
Shortly after a devastating earthquake hit Mexico on September 19, MSN received several phone calls and emails from friends and supporters concerned about the safety of members of our staff who were meeting in Mexico City on that day.
We are writing to provide an update on what we experienced, witnessed and learned regarding the impact of the earthquake on people in Mexico City, Morelos and Puebla and the courageous response of thousands of volunteers to this tragedy.
On August 30, Georgetown University and Nike announced they had signed a new licensing agreement that will give the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) access to conduct inspections of working conditions in Nike supplier factories producing university-licensed products.