New Bangladesh Accord


Global unions, IndustriALL and UNI, sign with fashion brands the second Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. As industriall-union reports:

“The extension of the Bangladesh Accord is currently the only credible way to ensure that life-threatening hazards are identified and remediated in garment factories. So far, almost 50 brands using 1,173 ready-made garment factories, have committed to signing the 2018 Accord with IndustriALL and UNI. The 2018 Accord extends the legally-binding commitment to factory safety in Bangladesh for three more years».

IndustriALL and UNI called on brands to sign the 2018 Accord by 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work, but  as Industriall indicates, many have failed to do so.

«The first Bangladesh Accord, which expires next May, was launched in the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse in April 2013 that killed 1,134 workers and injured 2,500 more.. The 2018 Accord builds on the achievements of the first agreement. It also adds new worker protections and ensures that many more factories will be inspected and renovated, as signatory brands add suppliers. Currently, nearly 80 per cent of workplace dangers discovered in the Accord’s original round of inspections have been remediated, and 500 Accord factories have completed 90 percent or more of the necessary fixes.”

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