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May 16, 2013

Walmart has stated it will not sign an international agreement to improve worker safety in Bangladesh drawn up by unions.

Walmart has stated it will not sign an international agreement to improve worker safety in Bangladesh drawn up by unions.

IndustriALL and UNI Global have spearheaded the plan in the wake of the collapse of the Rana Plaza, which killed more than 1,000 workers and is being described as one of the largest industrial disasters in recent history.

The agreement is a programme of fire safety reforms, independent inspections, and worker-led health and safety committees. It will also give unions access to factories.

May 14, 2013

A number of big family-controlled businesses have signed an agreement to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory that killed more than 1000 workers. 

A number of big family-controlled businesses have signed an agreement to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory that killed more than 1000 workers.

May 1, 2013

Primark, the British-based discount clothing chain, is offering compensation and emergency aid after a supplier’s factory in Bangladesh collapsed, claiming more than 400 lives.
 

Primark, the British-based discount clothing chain, is offering compensation and emergency aid after a supplier’s factory in Bangladesh collapsed, claiming more than 400 lives.

The Rana Plaza, on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka, collapsed last week. The building's owner, Mohammed Sohel Rana, has been arrested amid allegations of negligence and illegal construction.

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