"The tragedies in Bangladesh present an important opportunity to improve labour rights and empower workers. No consumer will want to wear clothing if it's stained by the blood of innocent workers," Senator Menendez said.
Two groups representing major retailers in the United States and Europe, including Walmart, said Wednesday that they had agreed on stricter inspection standards for thousands of garment factories in Bangladesh.
Chamber of commerce and industrial associations have told government officials that the foundry and garment industry in the district can ensure employment of at least 10,000 people, provided the government ensure appropriate training of skills for them.
Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesting Bangladeshi garment workers on Tuesday as unrest spread outside the capital here, a day after two demonstrators were killed during a protest for higher wages and better working conditions.