TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - More than seven months after the Rana Plaza factory collapse, thousands of victims of the disaster are still waiting for compensation. Justice has not been done. Come and hear Kalpona Akter from the Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity on Sunday, December 1st, 3-5 pm, 31 Wellesley Street East.
WHAT: Who is responsible for factory deaths in Bangladesh?: A Public Meeting with Kalpona Akter, Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity
DATE: Sunday, December 1st, 2013
TIME: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
PLACE: OPSEU Toronto Office: 31 Wellesley Street East
Note: Light refreshments will be served.
Kalpona Akter, Executive Director of the BCWS will speak on the underlying causes of Rana Plaza and responsibilities of Canadian companies to provide just compensation to the victims and ensure that similar tragedies do not happen in the future.
Akter, who started working as a garment worker when she was 12 and was then fired when she was 16 for trying to organize a union in her factory, has dedicated her life to protecting Bangladesh's garment workers. She is currently on a Canada-wide tour to raise support for this important cause.
Please join us to discuss how to put pressure on Canadian companies linked to the Rana Plaza, and encourage the Canadian government to provide incentives to the Bangladeshi government to improve its labour legislation.
This event is sponsored by OPSEU, CUPE National, CUPE Ontario, PSAC, and the Maquila Solidarity Network.
Please note: This event is wheelchair accessible.
For further information:
Luisa Quarta, OPSEU Solidarity Funds: [email protected] 416-709-7451