Some 100 garment workers at Sin Sin Poly factory in Bangladesh’s export processing zone (EPZ) recently won increased pay and leave benefits after forming a workers’ welfare association and successfully negotiating with management. Mehedi Hasan, 35, was among workers helping form the association. When he began work at the factory, where he was hired to sew garments, caps and pants, Mehedi instead had to perform janitorial duties. “From that day, I promised to myself that I would work for a change in the factory,” Mehedi said. Read more at the Solidarity Center.
photo by Mushfique Wadud