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Four workers die in a series of accidents in Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards

7 June, 2016Accidents at Seiko Steel and Laskar shipbreaking yards in Sitakunda Upazila claimed four lives and injured three workers.

Bangladesh: Garment unions trained for effective implementation of GFAs

1 November, 201762 trade union representatives, including 25 women union leaders, from various garment factories in Bangladesh participated in a training programme on the implementation of IndustriALL’s Global Framework Agreements with H&M, Inditex and Tchibo, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Settlement reached with global fashion brand in Bangladesh Accord arbitration

15 December, 2017IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union have reached a settlement agreement in a case under the legally-binding enforcement mechanisms of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. 

More than 100 brands sign 2018 Transition Accord in Bangladesh

14 February, 2018The agreement to improve garment industry safety standards now covers more than 2 million workers

Five years after Rana Plaza, the need for the Bangladesh Accord persists

23 April, 2018A few days before the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster that killed 1,134 workers, global trade unions and labour rights organizations are calling on all brands sourcing from Bangladesh to take responsibility for workers making their products by signing the renewed Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.

At least seven people die under collapsing building in Bangladesh

13 March, 2015At least seven construction workers were killed after a warehouse with a roof under construction collapsed in Mongla, Bangladesh on 12 March.

Rana Plaza two years on: progress but no hiding from massive task ahead

23 April, 2015On 24 April it will be two years since the Rana Plaza collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers and injuring thousands more. The labour movement and its NGO partners are calling on the garment industry to show that it has the leadership to staying the course and changing the global supply chain permanently.

Four union members killed ship breaking in Bangladesh

17 September, 2015A 5 September deadly accident at the Shital yard in Chittagong underlined the importance of the global campaign for ratification of the Hong Kong Convention, aimed at making perilous ship breaking jobs safer.

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.