COMM101 Tutorial Week 9: Capitalism and Business
Please watch the following video “The Full Story of the Rana Plaza Factory Disaster”
In addition, please read Case 3. 2: Catastrophe in Bangladesh (Shaw et al., 2016, pp. 146-147).
Task for students: Once you have read the above case and documentary, answer the following questions:
1. Are you in favour of sweatshops? Why?
2. Are fashion industry firms genuine about trying to improve factory safety, or is it just a public relations effort? Why?
3. Do we, as consumers bear any responsibility for the wages and working conditions of garment workers in Bangladesh? Why?