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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.

SPECIAL REPORT: Cleaning up shipbreaking the world’s most dangerous job

15 December, 2015Workers in this industry face dangerous and precarious working conditions, with very little training, safety equipment and medical services, and they receive poverty wages. IndustriALL Global Union is campaigning to support organizing at the South Asia yards and is pushing governments in countries with major shipping industries to take responsibility for workers’ safety.

Bangladesh: unions demand better wages for garment workers

14 August, 2018IndustriALL Bangladesh Council held a human chain protest on 11 August 2018 calling for an increase of the monthly minimum wages of readymade garment workers from current 5,300 BDT (US$62) to 16,000 BDT (US$188).

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. 

Bangladesh: Garment workers in human chain to mark 7 October

7 October, 2014On 7 October seven of IndustriALL's affiliates in Bangladesh formed a human chain in Dhaka to take a stand against Precarious Work and mark the World Day for Decent Work.

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.