A garment worker in Badda, Bangladesh last Friday
Kate, of Clean Clothes Campaign Ireland, writes:
“I am working in a fairly focused area of labour rights which looks into the garment industry specifically. While I research and write reports on the terrible repercussions of this sector for those involved in making our clothes this morning I was confronted with this image (above) from the streets of Badda in Bangladesh – we all know things are bad for workers over there but there is something still – (even for me who’s seen some terrible stuff) – really shocking about seeing a women being beaten by 4 men with sticks in broad daylight with bystanders watching – all as a result for demanding her wages due.
Yes, I am a campaigner but in this case there is no campaign, there so little I can do to help these women and their colleagues. My only tool is to make as many people as possible aware of the reality for people making our clothes – I hope you might be willing to let your readers see the true cost of cheap fashion and perhaps something like this will make everyone think a little bit longer before buying into the bargain.”
Pic Amran Hossein