UITBB expresses solidarity with the victims at Tongi, Bangladesh

UITBB would like to express its solidarity to the families of the 33 victims of the explosion at the packaging factory “Tampaco Foils” which occurred last Saturday at Tongi, in the north of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh as well as the 24 injured who are in the hospital.

The explosion was undoubtedly caused by the tragically low level of safety and security measures in factories in Bangladesh. This indifference to human lives is paid in blood by the poor workers and their families, who are the victims of capitalist barbarity and fall prey to the increasing appetite for profit.

We fully support the demands and the protests of the Bangladeshi Unions and workers for full compensation, as well as for better health and security measures at the workplaces.