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IndustriALL marks one year since Tazreen fire

21 November, 2013As negotiations continue toward a compensation agreement, IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union are marking one-year since the factory fire that killed at least 112 workers on 24 November 2012.

Rana Plaza compensation talks still frustrate

15 November, 2013The long overdue final agreement on compensation to Rana Plaza victims is still not finalised as brands continue to hesitate. Walmart, Carrefour, Bonmarché, Mango, Auchan and Kik refuse to sign the Arrangement.

Minimum wage negotiations continue in Bangladesh

7 November, 2013Western media incorrectly reported yesterday that the minimum monthly wage for Bangladeshi garment workers had been increased by 77% to 5,300 taka (US$67). In fact discussions continue, with the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council holding firm in its demand for a rise to a living wage of US$120.

Families hold candlelit vigil at Rana Plaza site six months on

24 October, 2013Families of workers who died during the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh have held a candlelit vigil to mark six months since the day the tragedy occurred.

Six months after Rana Plaza – Brands must pay compensation NOW

23 October, 2013Today is the solemn milestone of six months since 1,129 garment workers were killed in the industrial homicide at the Rana Plaza factory building collapse in Savar on 24 April. Only one brand has paid any compensation.

Rana Plaza survivors encouraged by Bangladesh Accord

21 October, 2013A group of survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh say they have been encouraged by news of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety, the landmark agreement that aims to improve factory safety in the country’s garment sector, but called on global brands to step up compensation payments.

Bangladesh Accord appoints its leadership team

18 October, 2013The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh today announced appointments to key roles that will allow the Accord to make significant steps and progress in its aims of delivering safer working environments for garment workers in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh safety accord welcomes 100 brand milestone

17 October, 2013More than 100 global brands have now signed the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, driven by IndustriALL and UNI in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse six months ago.

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.

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