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Compensation fund created for Rana Plaza victims

27 December, 2013After several rounds of talks led by the ILO, an agreement on a compensation fund for the victims of the Rana Plaza industrial accident has been reached.

IndustriALL Global Union is happy about the Arrangement on compensation for the victims of the tragedy at the Rana Plaza collapse. The arrangement has been reached in long talks led by the ILO and with the participation of IndustriALL, the Clean Clothes Campaign, a number of brands and retailers, the Bangladeshi government, BGMEA and BKMEA.

Talks on the details continue, but already the Arrangement is a comprehensive solution that will deliver fair compensation to the families of 1,100 workers who died in the Rana Plaza collapse on 24 April, and to 2,500 injured workers.

A number of global clothing brands and retailers have already committed to the Arrangement.

IndustriALL general secretary Jyrki Raina says:

We now call upon all companies that sourced from Rana Plaza to contribute to the compensation fund.

"I find the silence of Walmart and other brands who were clients of suppliers in the Rana Plaza shameful. They should show their respect for the workers who lost their lives or were injured while producing clothes and profits for the companies."