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Rana Plaza brands must pay compensation by 9am on 24 April

7 March, 2014It is crunch time now for the Rana Plaza compensation fund. The one-year anniversary of the mass industrial homicide is fast approaching. IndustriALL, UNI, Clean Clothes Campaign and LabourStart have launched an online petition calling on brands to pay now.

New evidence reveals EU Action on Bangladesh labour rights abuses long over-due

18 October, 2017In light of new evidence, trade unions and labour organizations are today renewing their calls to the European Commission to make good on its promise to launch a trade investigation into Bangladesh as a result of its government’s continued failure to make urgently needed reforms to the law and practice governing trade union rights in the country’s Ready Made Garment industry.

Bangladesh Accord’s binding arbitration process scores legal win

17 October, 2017A unanimous decision by an arbitral tribunal in The Hague bolsters the legally-binding enforcement mechanisms of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. The ruling, announced last night, allows complaints lodged by IndustriALL and UNI against two leading fashion brands to proceed to the next stage of arbitration, where they will be judged on their merits.

Process agreed to prepare for future handover of Bangladesh Accord to a national regulator

21 October, 2017Conditions on enforcement and capacity have been agreed  to prepare for the handover of the Bangladesh Accord to a national regulatory body. This was announced following a high-level in meeting in Bangladesh, between IndustriALL, Uni Global Union, brand representatives and the BGMEA with the Bangladesh Ministers of Commerce and Labour.  

Garments sector closed for day of mourning in Bangladesh

27 November, 2012The news of the terrifying fire in Bangladesh has spread across the globe. The death toll is 112 people, remnants of 58 of the dead are not identifiable and a DNA test needs to be conducted.

Global unions call for measures after Tazreen fire

18 December, 2012Three powerful global union organisations, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union are demanding that Walmart act to prevent deadly working conditions.

Tripartite effort on fire safety in Bangladesh

17 January, 2013Government, employers and unions sign onto a tripartite statement regarding fire safety in Bangladesh and agree to jointly develop a national action plan by the end of February 2013.

Rana Plaza Trust Fund to launch worker payments as of 24 March

19 March, 2014The 3,600 workers and families owed compensation from the Rana Plaza collapse a year ago will finally be able to claim payment as of 24 March. An advance payment of 50,000 BDT (US$650) will be made to every beneficiary before the one-year anniversary on 24 April.

Tally Weijl signs Bangladesh Accord on one year anniversary

15 May, 2014Tally Weijl, the Swiss clothing giant, has signed the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, piling further pressure on supermarkets Migros and Coop to prove their commitment to safety in the Bangladeshi garment sector.

One year anniversary of the Bangladesh Accord

15 May, 2014One year ago today on 15 May 2013 history was made when a ground-breaking agreement brokered by IndustriALL Global Union and Uni Global Union to make a safer garment industry in Bangladesh was signed by 17 clothing brands.