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Bangladesh: union strength and brand pressure

12 February, 2015Being a union leader in Bangladesh is often challenging. For representatives of IndustriALL affiliate BIGUF at the Global Garments factory in Dhaka, it has also meant persecution and for some even violent attacks. 

Progress update on the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

23 April, 2015Listen to Rob Wayss, executive director, and Brad Loewen, chief safety inspector, talk about how handling safety in garment factories in Bangladesh has changed since the Accord came into force.

Bangladesh: union signs collective agreement with Donglian Fashion in major turnaround

23 January, 2017**UPDATED**The Donglian Fashion Sommilito Sramik Union has signed a collective agreement with the company, setting an important precedent.

Bangladeshi union signs collective agreement with Natural Denims Ltd.

15 February, 2017The Natural Denims Ltd. Sommilito Sramik Union has signed a two year collective agreement with the company for the first time.

Time for brands to pay compensation to Bangladesh victims

25 July, 2013IndustriALL Global Union is organising meetings in Dhaka on 11 and 12 August to ensure the correct compensation payments are made to victims and survivors of the Tazreen factory fire and the Rana Plaza building collapse.

Bangladesh Safety Accord Publishes Unprecedented Wealth of Factory Data

3 October, 2013Nearly 1,600 Factories and More than 2 Million Workers Are Covered by the Accord, with New Signers Still to Disclose Their Factories

Deadly factory fire again underlines importance of Bangladesh Accord

9 October, 2013Last night, 8 October, at least 9 people were killed in a factory fire at Aswad Composite Mills of the Palmal Group in the Gazipur district near Dhaka. IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union confirm their commitment to the comprehensive 5-year plan of the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

Cambodian government must urgently restart dialogue with unions

28 February, 2014At the end of a week of overtime boycotts by garment workers in Cambodia, IndustriALL is urging the Cambodian government to resume negotiations with unions without delay.

First round of independent and transparent factory inspection reports completed in Bangladesh

10 March, 2014The Bangladesh Accord has published the first reports detailing the results of factory inspections in Bangladesh. The reports set out details of the current building safety standards in the first garment factories to be inspected, and identify necessary steps required to improve these standards.

Q&A with Mojtaba Kazazi

23 April, 2014Mojtaba Kazazi is in charge of administering compensation to Rana Plaza victims. Find out how and when it will be paid.