Garment workers going unpaid as fashion labels cancel orders

DHAKA, Bangladesh – A survey of manufacturing facility house owners in Bangladesh found that main vogue merchants that are closing shops and laying off staff in Europe and the U.S. are also canceling their sometimes by now completed orders, as staff usually go unpaid.

A report unveiled Friday by Mark Anner, director of Pennsylvania Point out University’s Middle for World Workers’ Rights, says the coronavirus disaster has resulted in hundreds of thousands of manufacturing facility staff, primarily gals from rural regions, remaining despatched property with no the wages or severance fork out they are owed.

About 4.1 million folks perform in apparel factories in Bangladesh, the world’s No. 2 garment exporter soon after China. The South Asian place is just commencing to come to feel the direct effects of the pandemic. But the shocks to its export marketplaces have been cascading into its economic climate for months.

The disruptions from

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