Migrants are often cast in the role of victims, as in the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the Manolada Strawberries case. We argue that they may gain agency and institutionalise networks of solidarity by forming social cooperatives.
After the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, Western multinationals have taken the lead to improve the labour conditions of textile workers. Other industrial accidents do not evoke similar responses. What factors make CSR effective?
Last April, 1129 workers died when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Bangladesh. Can this disaster be used as a catalyst for change? While governments are hesitant to take action, multinational companies are divided in a ‘European’ and ‘American’ camp.