Woman holds store to account over sweatshop tragedy

Liz Parker holds a memorial outside Trowbridge's Matalan for the 1,138  garment workers who died when the Rana Plaza building collapsed

Liz Parker holds a memorial outside Trowbridge's Matalan for the 1,138 garment workers who died when the Rana Plaza building collapsed

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Wingfield woman Liz Parker is calling for Matalan to compensate victims of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, after holding a protest outside the Trowbridge store.

Ms Parker held a memorial for the 1,138 garment workers killed, on the one year anniversary last Friday.

Ms Parker said: “People working in Rana Plaza made clothes for Matalan. It’s time to pay up.”

While a compensation scheme was set up for victims of the disaster, Matalan has yet to pay into the fund. Ms Parker handed over a letter of protest for the store manager. For more information, see www.labourbehindthelabel.org In a statement Matalan said: “Matalan pledged to provide financial and other support. We have been working with BRAC [a development organisation] and with our financial support, BRAC has continued to assist the community and those affected by the incident.”

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