Neil Kearney, tireless campaigner for labour rights in the textile industry, died in Dhaka of a massive heart attack on 19 November.
I first contacted him in 2006 to take part in our documentary “Bostrobalikara.” He flew out from Brussels to meet with us in London. He gave a superb interview. And in it he outlined why child labour is so pernicious - a fact some Bangladeshi progressives still cannot grasp to this day.
The textile industry remains a battleground but Neil’s tireless work has highlighted and established important principles for the defence and rights of workers in many countries.
Go well, comrade.