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Peruvian clothing company ignores court ruling

25 June, 2013Nowhere is the expression ‘justice delayed, justice denied’ more true than in the case of the Texpop Corporation in Peru.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon backs Bangladesh Safety Deal

20 June, 2013United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pledged his full support for the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord which already has more than 50 global retail brands signed up.

Bangladeshi unions reject inadequate labour law changes

13 June, 2013 Bangladeshi union leaders have rejected new labour law proposals drawn up by the government, saying they failed to improve their right to organize workers and guarantee freedom of association.

IndustriALL, UNI and ITUC visit Bangladesh

6 June, 2013A joint mission of IndustriALL, UNI and ITUC visits Dhaka to push for a labour law reform and implementation of the historic Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh which more than 40 leading clothing brands have signed.

Getting it wrong: Walmart and GAP run away from Bangladesh Accord

31 May, 2013As the number of retail companies signing up to the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord continues to grow, the garment workers of Bangladesh have been given a slap in the face by Walmart and GAP.

South African garment workers strike on low wages

28 May, 201310,000 Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) members embarked on a two day protected strike action against continued undermining of the clothing bargaining council and payment of wages below the legally prescribed levels.

Global brands pull together on Bangladesh safety deal

23 May, 2013Major retail companies behind the global Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord showed their commitment to improving the lives of Bangladeshi garment workers at the kick-off meeting, held at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva today.

Investor warning: risk shoppers turned off by Gap’s stand on Bangladesh safety deal

21 May, 2013Investors warned, ahead of today’s Gap AGM, the company is out of touch on Bangladesh Safety Accord and risks shoppers’ anger. 40 leading worldwide retail brands have agreed to sign up to the safety deal but Gap, along with Walmart, has declined.

We made it! – Global Breakthrough as Retail Brands sign up to Bangladesh Factory Safety Deal

15 May, 2013The world’s leading retail labels commit to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh before the midnight deadline. The Accord now covers more than 1000 Bangladeshi garment factories. Implementation starts now!

Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety released

15 May, 2013Click here to download the full text of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.