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Re: Target Good, bad - indifferent
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2012, 11:41:53 AM »
Ask TARGET for FAIRNESS
 
1,500 Zellers workers ratify new union contract and ask Target for fairness
 
Over 1,500 Zellers employees who are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers have ratified a three-year union contract. Four of the Zellers stores covered by the collective agreement will be converting to Target.

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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2012, 12:04:08 PM »
I'm so tired of this culture that glorifies the lowest price at the expense of workers, safety and community.  :mad2
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Re: Target Good, bad - indifferent
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 07:36:29 PM »
This isn't Target but it's still bad:
 
Work is Becoming More Like Prison As Some Workers Forced to Wear Electronic Bands That Track Everything They Do (Including Bathroom Breaks)
 
The human body, with its need for rest, nutrition and hydration, is such an inefficient tool for capitalist production. But while machines are unlikely to replace human workers anytime soon, new technologies can deftly strip workers of their humanity!
 
ETA: I think this is the same grocery chain implicated in the horse meat scandal. Neigh!
 
(couldn't find the right thread to post this in - put it where you think best, Debra)
 
 
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2013, 12:41:41 AM »
Where Joe Fresh clothes are made: Bangladesh. Fully staffed and ONLY 149 dead so far.  Think Canadians give a shyt?
Joe Fresh is OWNED by Loblaws.


http://globalnews.ca/news/506294/factory-building-collapse-in-bangladesh-kills-149/
« Last Edit: April 25, 2013, 01:08:34 AM by Toedancer »
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 02:24:20 PM »
I heard 200 when I woke up, and at least 1000 wounded. Mostly women workers. Reading the Guardian update now, at least 238 dead, over 600 injured, many seriously, and an estimated 900 still missing this morning. Horrific. Building erected without proper permits,

Someone has to organise actions for accountability outside Joe Fresh. I'll try to see if anyone is doing so.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/25/bangladesh-building-collapse-anger-search

http://www.industriall-union.org/bangladeshi-garment-workers-crushed-to-death




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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2013, 07:45:37 PM »
The PM wants heads to roll even from her own party. I can't believe the workers were forced into the bldg. to work the day after cracks appeared down the bldg. I see on FB peeps are boycotting Joe Fresh/Loblaws and others who were in the bldg. Some ex



Documents including order sheets and cutting plans obtained by Reuters appeared to show that other major clothing brands such as Spain’s Mango and Benetton had used suppliers in the building in the last year. A Benetton spokesman said none of the factories were suppliers to the company.
About 3.6 million people work in Bangladesh’s garment industry, making it the world’s second-largest apparel exporter.
Following the Tazreen fire, giant U.S. retailer Walmart Stores Inc. said it would take steps to alleviate safety concerns, while Gap Inc. announced a four-step fire-safety program..
Walmart said on Wednesday it had not determined whether a factory in the building that collapsed was producing goods for the company. (Well hurry it up!)
“Still we are struggling to overcome the odds after the Tazreen fire, now another incident which is a strong blow for the sector,” BGMEA’s Islam said. (I can't f'ing believe he said it was a blow to the sector, jerk!)
Edward Hertzman, a sourcing agent based in New York who also publishes trade magazine Sourcing Journal, said pressure from U.S. retailers to keep a lid on costs continued to foster unsafe conditions.
Hertzman, whose trade publication has offices in Bangladesh, said New Wave Bottoms Ltd occupied the second floor, Phantom Apparels Ltd the third, Phantom Tack Ltd the fourth and Ethar Textile Ltd the fifth.
The New Wave website listed 27 main buyers, including firms from Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Canada and the United States.
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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2013, 07:12:07 AM »
The Star reports on Joe Fresh customers vowing to boycott after the Bangladesh factory collapse (the factory producing garments for several major Western "cheap and cheerful" "fast fashion" brands).

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/04/25/joe_fresh_customers_vow_boycott_after_bangladesh_factory_collapse.html

One of the several links at the Star story:
http://redthreaddesign.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/use-it-or-lose-it-three-great-reasons-to-buy-local/
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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2013, 12:15:12 PM »
I did not see Joe Fresh on Good Guide's list, so I requested they do a rating. You can too.


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« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2013, 06:52:31 PM »
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2013, 08:09:23 AM »
More on the mass murder and its impact on the surviving families and community:

Mass Murder at Savar: the stench of rotting corpses

http://www.newagebd.com/detail.php?date=2013-04-28&nid=47440#.UYFj4amIOX1

It is a horror story, but there are many tender touches in this account.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

 

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