BGF would like to share the article by STEVEN GREENHOUSE about the aid set for Bangladesh Garment Workers since the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory. The original can be found the New York Times website. $40 Million in Aid Set for Bangladesh Garment Workers By STEVEN GREENHOUSE Eight months after the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing more than 1,100 workers and leaving hundreds of families bereft and financially adrift, several prominent retailers and labor...

By Philip Hamilton & Thong Phan (BGF) - It has been over seven months since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building that killed over 1,100 people and critically injured many others. There hasn’t been much mainstream coverage on what is happening to the survivors of the collapse, however yesterday’s cover story on The New York Times explored just that, reporting on the lives of survivors many of whom are yet to receive adequate help and financial compensation. Over half a year...

BGF is calling for contributions to building up a set of Minimal Global Standards for Workers Safety and Rights. At the same time, we would like to put into discussion the question of Mr. Duc-Lai Bui, Assistant to Chairman of Vietnam National Assembly: Are there common solutions to improving minimal standards for workers from countries having different political systems and cultural values? Opinions, comments and suggestions are welcome at office@bostonglobalforum.org. And, here are some...

(BGF) - In order to push forward with our discussion on Improving Minimal Global Standards for Worker Safety, BGF introduce full transcript so that participants can follow ideas presented in the conference. Download Full transcript (file Word) Download Full Transcript (file PDF) Tuan Nguyen: Welcome. I’m Tuan Nguyen, editor-in-chief of Boston Global Forum. We’re delighted you have joined us for our on-line conference on improving minimal global standards for worker safety and rights....

In order to push forward with our discussion on Improving Minimal Global Standards for Worker Safety, Philip Hamilton, a BGF correspondent, summarized the major points on Nov 18th. Full transcript can be found Here. Jeff Krilla, Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety “Shared suppliers make up approximately 50% of the Alliance factory list, underscoring the need for combined efforts on the behalf of factory workers.” Alliance’s goal is to advance a set of common/shared...