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Beyond Rana Plaza: Next Steps for the Global Garment Industry and Bangladeshi Manufacturers

Author: Motoko Aizawa and Salil Tripathi, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1, Published on: 25 January 2016

In April 2013 a factory building called Rana Plaza collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital…Over 1,100 people died in the disaster, and some 2,000 workers were injured, many becoming permanently disabled…This article will discuss the steps international companies have taken in response to the crisis, and the progress since then. It will also show structural problems in the industry and offer suggestions as to the steps that can be undertaken to improve the safety standards and workers’ rights in Bangladesh. The international companies have created two different initiatives—the Accord on Fire And Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance)…There have been improvements since 2013. The Bangladeshi government increased the minimum wage in the garment sector…The wage rise will do little to improve worker safety…[A] fund…reached its target, to compensate the victims, and to provide lifelong care to those who needed it. But other gaps remain…

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