Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:32 pm
News Summary: Fire highlights Bangladesh factories
By The Associated Press
EXTREME POVERTY: Workers sometimes earn less than $40 a month and are barred by law from forming trade unions, even though Bangladesh allows workers in other industries to unionize.
VESTED INTERESTS: There have been many garment-factory fires in Bangladesh - since 2006, more than 300 people have died. The factory owners themselves are powerful, holding parliamentary posts in both major parties.