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JUST GROUP – “Just sign it”

19 December, 2013Some Australian companies are yet to sign the Bangladesh Accord and continue to profit from workers’ misery and hide behind sham commitments. Join the Australian unions’ online campaign for Just Group to sign the Accord here and write to CEO Mark McInnes.

Rana Plaza compensation arrangement needs brands’ commitment

20 February, 2014The one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza industrial homicide is approaching on 24 April. Only four brands have joined the Rana Plaza Arrangement, an ILO-led initiative to pay compensation to the injured and victims’ families.

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.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon backs Bangladesh Safety Deal

20 June, 2013United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pledged his full support for the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord which already has more than 50 global retail brands signed up.

Bangladeshi garment workers crushed to death

24 April, 2013In what is likely to be the worst ever industrial accident in Bangladesh more than 100 garment workers have died and hundreds more are injured. The tragedy occurred at 9am, 24 April, at the eight-story Rana Plaza building in Savar, 30 kilometres outside Dhaka.

Rana Plaza: Countdown to second anniversary begins with compensation fund still US$9 million short

24 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union and the Clean Clothes Campaign have launched a countdown to the second anniversary of Rana Plaza, calling on brands to fill the gap in compensation for victims before 24 April 2015. 

Second anniversary of the Accord

21 May, 2015As the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh marks its second anniversary, the garment industry in Bangladesh is on the way to become safe for its thousands of workers.

Indian unions decide on collective organizing

23 April, 2015IndustriALL affiliates in the textile and garment sector in India have agreed to jointly organize workers. The agreement was made at the recently concluded Project Advisory Committee Meeting in Kolkata.

Rana Plaza – a last push to close the compensation gap

29 April, 201524 April marked the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. After intense campaigning from global unions and other stakeholders, the Rana Plaza compensation fund lacks US$2,7 million to reach the US$30 million needed for the victims and their families. 

German retailer KiK must pay promised compensation to Pakistani factory fire victims

9 September, 2015On the third anniversary of Pakistan’s worst-ever industrial disaster, global unions IndustriALL and UNI, together with the Clean Clothes Campaign, are calling on a major German retailer to honour its promise to provide long-term compensation to victims.