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Textile industry certificates more for show than safety
by Paul Roeland published 07-07-2015 — filed under: , ,
BSCI complaint on TÜV Rheinland’s audit report for Rana Plaza manufacturer
Located in News / / 07 / 07
Rana Plaza three years on: the struggle for justice and safety is not over
by Christie Miedema published 22-04-2016 last modified 25-04-2016 09:34 — filed under: , , , , ,
As the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse approaches, the Clean Clothes Campaign is releasing a comprehensive update on the efforts that have been taken by workers, governments, trade unions, activists and brands to demand improvements to the Bangladesh garment industry and to get justice for the families affected by this horrendous disaster.
Located in News / / 04 / 22
File chemical/x-mdl-rdfile History Bangladesh Safety Accord
by Paul Roeland published 08-07-2013 last modified 09-07-2013 11:37 — filed under: , , , ,
The Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (otherwise known as the “Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord”, the “Bangladesh Accord” or the “Accord”) was formally signed by more than 40 apparel companies, two global unions and four Bangladeshi union federations – with four labour rights NGOs signing as witnesses – on May 23, 2013. As of July 4, 2013, a total of 67 companies have signed the Accord.
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by Paul Roeland published 27-03-2018 — filed under: ,
The Center for Global Workers’ Rights at Pennsylvania State University has issued a new research paper assessing worker rights progress in Bangladesh as we approach the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse – the worst disaster, in any country, in the history of manufacturing. Authored by Dr. Mark Anner, the paper addresses the crucial questions of what has changed since Rana Plaza, what hasn’t, and why. The paper focuses on building safety and the impact of the Bangladesh Accord, contrasting the broad progress achieved in the safety arena with the lack of progress in other areas of labor rights.
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Compensating the victims of Rana Plaza - what role for the OECD?
by emma published 24-06-2014 last modified 24-06-2014 12:07 — filed under: , ,
Ahead of the OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct that is being held on June 26 - 27 in Paris, OECD Watch and TUAC are holding a side event looking at the role of the OECD and national contact points in compensating Rana Plaza victims.
Located in News / / 06 / 24
File text/texmacs Compensating the Victims of Rana Plaza What Role for the OECD and the National Contact Points?
by emma published 24-06-2014 last modified 19-01-2016 13:05 — filed under: , ,
Written by TUAC and OECD Watch this report from June 2014 looks at the role of the OECD and National Contact Points in ensuring compensation is received by all survivors and families of victims of the Rana Plaza Building Collapse.
Located in Resources / Recommended reading
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Bangladesh Safety Accord
by geertjan published 20-06-2013 last modified 13-03-2014 13:07 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
A collection of FAQs about the Accord of Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
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Three years after Rana Plaza solidarity and struggle are still needed
by Christie Miedema published 24-04-2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Today, on the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, the Clean Clothes Campaign reiterates its solidarity with the survivors and the families of the 1,134 killed when the building they were working in collapsed on 24 April 2013. Over the past three years the Clean Clothes Campaign has fought with these families to demand and win compensation for their losses, and we will continue to support their ongoing struggle to attain full justice. Above all, we continue to press for the structural changes that are vital to prevent catastrophes like these from happening in the future.
Located in News / / 04 / 24
Public Eye Awards 2014: Gap receives 'award of shame'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 23-01-2014 last modified 23-01-2014 09:22 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Today, the Berne Declaration (EvB) and Greenpeace Switzerland award American textile giant Gap the Public Eye Jury Award for their continuous refusal to contribute to effective reforms in the textile industry. The Public Eye Awards shine a light on the current and most serious cases of human rights violations and disregard for environmental protection and sustainability by corporations.
Located in News / / 01 / 23
Less than 200 euros compensation for Kalpona
by Mirjam van Heugten published 21-11-2013 — filed under: , , , ,
On 24th November 2012, Kalpona, a garment worker from Bangladesh, jumped from the third floor of the burning Tazreen factory and fell to the ground, breaking her leg. She was rushed to the nearest clinic like many others. She has been waiting for compensation for twelve months and wants to move on.
Located in News / / 11 / 21