Petition: Intervene Before Activists Are Sentenced to Deaths

(a-revolt.org) In Bangladesh, the minimum wage for a garment worker is a mere US$43 per month. Studies show that this wage fails to cover the cost of the minimum nutritional needs of a single worker, let alone a family.

As the largest buyer of Bangladeshi-made clothing, Walmart has the power to ensure that Bangladeshi garment workers who face poverty wages and abusive conditions can stand up for their rights without risking harassment, imprisonment and torture. Ask Walmart to tell its suppliers that have instigated false charges against Kalpona Akter, Babul Akhter, Aminul Islam, and other labor leaders that those charges must be dropped; that the officers responsible for torturing these individuals must be held accountable; and that labor rights defenders like the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity must be allowed to operate freely.
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Source: http://www.a-revolt.org/phpBB3/English/Forums/viewtopic.php?t=124&p=260#p260

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