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24 Feb 2015

Clean Clothes Campaign

Clean Clothes Campaign calls on Benetton to contribute at least $5 million into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund

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Campaigners from the Clean Clothes Campaign are marking Milan fashion week, which opens today, with actions across Europe calling on Benetton to stop delaying payments to the Rana Plaza victims by immediately contributing at least $5 million into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund... At the end of last week Benetton finally announced that it was committing to paying into the Fund, but according to a short statement issued by the company on Friday it is delaying making a decision on an amount, instead contracting an 'independent' third party to advise on a sum which may not be announced until the anniversary. While the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) cautiously welcomes Benetton's change of heart, it is concerned that delaying payment may prevent workers from getting compensation in advance of the second anniversary of the disaster, and urges the company to act now to prove its commitment to the Rana Plaza victims.