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28 Jan 2016

Industriall Global Union

Global unions criticize Bangladesh Government over EU compact

The Bangladesh Sustainability Compact was established between the European Union and the Government of Bangladesh with the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to improve labour rights and health and safety in the ready-made garment sector in the country. The evaluation by the International Trade Union Confederation, IndustriALL Global Union and Uni Global Union, comes ahead of a closed Sustainability Compact review meeting hosted by the Government of Bangladesh on 27 January. It says: “Far too much remains to be done by the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) and the garment industry, not only to ensure fire and building safety but to simply guarantee basic respect for the law – including both national and international labour standards.”