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20 May 2015

Industriall Global Union

Bangladesh: Second anniversary of the Accord

In May 2013, IndustriALL Global Union, Uni Global Union and global garment brands signed an unprecedented agreement to make garment factories safe in Bangladesh, following the Rana Plaza tragedy...With more than 200 company signatories and 1,500 factories covered by the agreement, the Accord has embarked on a large-scale effort to identify and resolve all major safety risks in these factories...Two years on, the Accord has made important progress towards making the factories safe. But if the Bangladeshi garment industry is to be truly sustainable, we also need strong unions that are not constantly under attack. IndustriALL is relentless in pursuing our goal to organize the garment industry in Bangladesh and to fight for a living wage for all garment workers.

Part of the following timelines

Bangladesh: Accord reports on factories' inspections, labour rights advocates say it's a long way from success

Rana Plaza two years on: Progress, but compensation and workers' rights still lacking