In the nearly two years since the Rana Plaza disaster working conditions have actually improved in Bangladesh. More than 150 mostly European companies have signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in the South Asian country.
26 mostly American companies including Wal-Mart, Sears and Gap also committed to invest in safety upgrades. The factories they source from are gradually being upgraded and monitoring is getting better, but a recent Human Rights watch report said Cambodia’s government and global clothing brands need to do more to protect garment workers. So while some progress may be made there is still a long way to go.
For more on labor conditions around the world, CCTV America interviewed Scott Nova, executive director of the Workers Rights Consortium and asked him about the worst conditions workers now face.