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We are supporting our Partner Church, the Church of Bangladesh, in its efforts both to help those families who continue to suffer after the terrible garment factory building collapse in Dhaka, and also to campaign for improvements in the working conditions of others in the garment trade who are working in similar environments.
This is by way of advance notice of what we are doing and a chance for you to see the materials we have produced before the actual launch.
I represent the Methodist Church on the Bangladesh Group which has met regularly for many years to coordinate our support for and cooperation with the Church of Bangladesh. The group will launch a campaign at the behest of the Church of Bangladesh at Methodist Central Hall on 5 September to tackle the issue of workers’ rights. The meeting follows the collapse of the nine-storey Rana Plaza in Savar, Bangladesh where over 1,127 people were killed exactly four months ago tomorrow.
There will be a press release about the event next week, the Methodist Recorder and other media will be reporting – all we need then is people to respond and take action and that’s the difficult bit.
I can be heard on the website talking about the issue in this podcast. Also, keep an eye out for the hashtags #Lookbehindthelabel #garmentworkers #Bangladesh on social media in the run-up to the launch.
The campaign materials are attached for your information. Do get in touch if you would like to know more or wish to attend the launch on the 5th.
Please do all you can to support this.
Steve Pearce | Partnership Coordinator, Asia and the Pacific
The Mission & Advocacy Cluster | The Connexional Team
+44 (0)20 7467 5161 [Direct line]