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Unhappy workers in Bangladesh have burned down a ten-story garment factory outside of Dhaka where clothes were produced for many major US and international retailers, CBC News reports. The employees were reportedly disgruntled after "rumors of a colleague's death in police firing."
According to a source at Reuters, burnt garments destined for shipment bore labels like Gap, Uniqlo, Zara, American Eagle Outfitters and Wal-Mart. That's right, the same factory making your stylish Zara skorts is sewing up schmattas for Wal-Mart. In total, about six months worth of inventory went up in flames. "We were the biggest supplier of Gap in Bangladesh," said a senior manager of the factory. "Our cargoes were ready for shipment and all that was burnt up."
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