Bangladesh doesn’t usually make headlines for good news. And the tragic building collapse which has killed over 300 people is no different. The reports indicate that many of the dead are garment workers whose employers told them the building was safe (despite other businesses closing).
Bangladesh has a significant garment industry do it its low wage workers who often provide cheap labor for American and European companies (who are all trying to distance themselves from this event). I am sure the building owner will be prosecuted, but what about the corporate layers of negligence? Will the corporate retail giants try to change their ways? I doubt it. I suspect they will probably just move their work down the street.