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Global brands pull together on Bangladesh safety deal

23 May, 2013Major retail companies behind the global Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord showed their commitment to improving the lives of Bangladeshi garment workers at the kick-off meeting, held at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva today.

Investor warning: risk shoppers turned off by Gap’s stand on Bangladesh safety deal

21 May, 2013Investors warned, ahead of today’s Gap AGM, the company is out of touch on Bangladesh Safety Accord and risks shoppers’ anger. 40 leading worldwide retail brands have agreed to sign up to the safety deal but Gap, along with Walmart, has declined.

FNV trade union award goes to Said Iqbal

16 May, 2013This year’s FNV Febe Elizabeth Velasquez Award went to Indonesian trade union hero Said Iqbal. FNV Mondiaal will also screen the premiere of “Working Class Heroes”, a documentary uncovering the struggles of trade unionists in Indonesia and Colombia.

We made it! – Global Breakthrough as Retail Brands sign up to Bangladesh Factory Safety Deal

15 May, 2013The world’s leading retail labels commit to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh before the midnight deadline. The Accord now covers more than 1000 Bangladeshi garment factories. Implementation starts now!

Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety released

15 May, 2013Click here to download the full text of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

Final Countdown for companies to sign Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord before 15 May midnight deadline

14 May, 2013The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh now covers more than 1,000 supplier factories after several multinationals signed up (H&M, Inditex, C&A, Primark/Penny, Tesco, PVH, and Tchibo). However IndustriALL, UNI Global Union and its NGO partners say it’s the final countdown for other companies to confirm their commitment before the 15 May midnight deadline (CEST). These companies are urged to do the right thing and sign up.

Labour movement urges more companies to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh after H&M, Inditex, C&A, Primark and Tesco confirm today

13 May, 2013IndustriALL and UNI Global Union, together with NGO partners welcome today’s decision by H&M, Inditex and C&A to commit to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. However they say it’s imperative that other companies sign up too if another Rana Plaza tragedy is to be avoided.

New fatal fire as talks continue on Bangladeshi safety plan

9 May, 2013Another factory fire kills eight people, as death toll after Rana Plaza collapse reaches 900 and negotiations between IndustriALL and international clothing brands intensify before the 15 May deadline for a binding fire and building safety plan for Bangladesh.

EU must push for fundamental rights in Bangladesh garment sector

6 May, 2013The global union movement has welcomed the European Commission's commitment to press Bangladesh to meet international labour standards.

15 May deadline set for Bangladesh safety plan

30 April, 2013IndustriALL and international clothing brands commit to a 15 May deadline to finalize an agreement on fire and building safety that will make the garment industry of Bangladesh sustainable. Funds will be made available for inspections, training and upgrades of dangerous facilities.