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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.

Q&A with Jyrki Raina one year after Rana Plaza

23 April, 2014Jyrki Raina, general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, speaks on the anniversary of the catastrophic collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory building complex in Bangladesh. The industrial homicide on 24 April 2013 took the lives of at least 1,138 people and injured 2000 more. Find out what has changed and what needs to change.

I was forced to go up - Rana Plaza victim

24 April, 2014Rana Plaza survivor, Jesmin Akter, was forced to go to work by her supervisor, despite being scared for her life by the large crack in the eight-story garment factory building.

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 Accord announces first factories to complete safety recommendations

27 May, 2015Two factories in Bangladesh producing clothes for global brands have become the first to complete safety recommendations made by inspectors from the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

Blame for Rana Plaza runs far and wide

2 June, 2015Culpability for the Rana Plaza disaster, which killed more than 1,100 people and injured 2,500, is widespread, says IndustriALL Global Union as the owner of the factory complex and 41 other people have been charged with murder over the building’s collapse in Bangladesh two years ago. 

100 days until current Accord ends – labour signatories urge brands to sign onto 2018 Accord

22 February, 2018With 100 days until the current Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety expires, garment companies are urged to continue their involvement to create a safe and sustainable garment industry in Bangladesh and to sign its successor, the 2018 Transition Accord.

Bangladesh Accord will continue until government is ready to take over its functions

14 May, 2018As the 2013 Accord prepares for its expiry this month and its replacement by the 2018 Transition Accord, the occasion was marked by a joint press conference between the Accord and the Bangladesh association of factory owners (BGMEA).

Tchibo joins agreement on garment factory safety in Bangladesh

20 September, 2012The German chain Tchibo has signed an agreement with unions and labour rights groups on factory safety in Bangladesh, where more than 600 garment workers have died in factory fires since 2006.

Human Rights Watch exposes hazards tanneries in Bangladesh

18 October, 2012HRW releases an extremely alarming report on leather tanneries poisoning workers and damaging local communities in Hazaribagh, Bangladesh.