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Bangladesh: Accord Steering Committee signs transition agreement on garment worker safety

"Accord transition agreement signed in Bangladesh", 15 January 2020

In a crucial step to continue to ensure Bangladeshi garment workers’ safety, the Accord Steering Committee has signed an agreement with the BGMEA on the transition to an RMG Sustainability Council (RSC)...

The RSC will be governed by a Board of Directors consisting of an equal number of representatives from industry, brands and trade unions...

To strengthen the global brands’ active participation in the RSC and to ensure their supply chain responsibility for workplace safety is met, the Accord trade union and brand signatories will be negotiating a new legally binding agreement that supersedes the current 2018 Accord...

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