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1 Jul 2014

Sarah Butler, Guardian

Government ministers from seven European countries urge companies to compensate Rana Plaza victims

“European ministers urge companies to compensate Rana Plaza victims” 26 June 2014

Government ministers from seven European countries including the UK, France, Germany and Italy have joined together to ramp up pressure on clothing brands to pay compensation to victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse…A statement agreed at a forum on responsible business conduct organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said ministers regretted that some companies whose clothes had been produced in the building where over 1,100 people died had not paid into an International Labour Organisation-backed compensation fund… also urged the government of Bangladesh and the local factory owners association to increase their contributions to the fund and "ensure their public accountability.