"American Retailers Refuse To Contribute To Compensation Funds For Bangladeshi Workers"
Walmart, Sears, Children's Place, and other American retailers that sold goods produced at Tazreen, a factory that caught fire and killed more than 100 people last year, and Rana Plaza, the factory that collapsed in April and killed 1,132 people, are refusing to contribute to the efforts to create compensation funds for the families of the victims and other injured workers, reports Steven Greenhouse at the New York Times.
The International Labor Organization is working to set up the funds with the country's officials, labor groups, and retailers that include Primark, C&A, Benetton, Loblaw (owner of Joe Fresh), and El Corte Ingles. The fund would assist the families of those who died as well as the more than 1,800 workers who were injured with as much as $70 million, one of the largest funds in history.
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