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Bangladesh Accord announces establishment of factory safety inspection standards

15 January, 2014The technical team of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, signed between IndustriALL, UNI Global Union and more than 120 global garment companies, has finalized the standards to be used for factory inspections.

Global unions criticize Bangladesh Government over EU compact

26 January, 2016Three global unions have made a critical assessment of the Government of Bangladesh saying it is failing to comply with a compact made with the European Union in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster.

Chevron sacks Bangladeshi workers by text message as part of union-busting

16 March, 2016Multinational energy giant Chevron has sacked workers by text message in an ongoing case of intimidation aimed at discouraging union organizing.

BANGLADESH ACTIONS

8 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work

Bangladesh: promoting social dialogue to ensure shipbreaking workers’ safety and rights

1 November, 2016A round table discussion to ensure shipbreaking workers’ safety and rights jointly organized by IndustriALL and BILS in Chittagong underlined the need for collective efforts to improve working conditions and to protect workers’ rights.

Bangladesh: elements of a successful campaign

2 March, 2017A behind the scenes look at a successful campaign. Bringing about social change is difficult, and clicktivism - signing an online petition - is not enough. So how do you campaign and win?

IndustriALL brings global solidarity to Bangladesh

3 May, 2017Following the success of IndustriALL’s global campaign to free the jailed unionists in Bangladesh, General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union Valter Sanches visited Bangladesh to meet with the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council and congratulate them on negotiating an agreement with employers and the government.

Rana Plaza - tragic anniversary marks need for Accord work to continue

24 April, 2017Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, killing 1,138 workers and injuring thousands more. Although progress has been made, efforts to make Bangladesh’s garment industry a safe place for workers are still needed and the Bangladesh Accord must continue beyond 2018.

Leading fashion brands join with unions to sign new Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety

29 June, 2017Leading fashion brands are redoubling their commitments to responsible global supply chains by entering into a new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh with global trade unions. 

Unpaid garment workers on hunger strike

6 August, 20141,600 Bangladeshi garment workers on hunger strike for more than a week have called for a strike at garment factories across the country on 10 August if outstanding salaries and bonuses are not paid.