Press Releases and Commentary

Press Releases and Commentary

NGO Signatories to Bangladesh Accord Welcome New Binding Worker Safety Agreement
Clean Clothes Campaign, Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, Worker Rights Consortium — August 25, 2021

Bangladesh Accord expiration poses liability risk to apparel brands
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Clean Clothes Campaign, and Worker Rights Consortium — August 19, 2021

Brands and Unions Have Three More Months to Agree on an International Binding Agreement for Garment Worker Safety
Clean Clothes Campaign, Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, Worker Rights Consortium — June 1, 2021

Remaining Safety Hazards in Bangladeshi Factories Show That Apparel Brands Must Not Abandon Binding Safety Program
Clean Clothes Campaign, Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum, and Worker Rights Consortium — April 29, 2021

Why would leading apparel brands and retailers—like Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, and American Eagle—walk away from a life-saving inspection program that is the only effective worker safety initiative in their global supply chains?
Worker Rights Consortium — April 22, 2021

Four Major Civil Society Groups Release Dispute Resolution System and Model Arbitration Clauses for Disputes Arising Under Enforceable Brand Agreements
Clean Clothes Campaign, Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum, and Worker Rights Consortium — June 24, 2020

The Bangladesh Accord continues to operate but its independence may be at risk
Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — June 13, 2019

Dhaka fire shows Bangladesh desperately needs better safety systems
Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — March 6, 2019

Garment factory fire confirms Bangladeshi inspection agencies are not yet up to their task
Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — March 6, 2019

Progress made since Rana Plaza collapse at risk
Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — February 15, 2019

Bangladesh Government Attempts to Paralyze Accord and Strip Its Independence
IndustriALL, UNI Global Union , Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — December 10, 2018

Five Years After Rana Plaza, the Need for the Bangladesh Accord Persists
IndustriALL, UNI Global Union , Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — April 18, 2018

Why is the Bangladesh Government Scapegoating the Victims of Deadly Boiler Explosion?
Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — July 6, 2017

Bangladesh Factory Explosion Shows Need to Expand Accord Inspections to Boilers
Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — July 4, 2017

Statement of the Bangladesh Accord's Witness Signatories on the 3-Year Renewal
Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — June 29, 2017

Textile Mill Fire in Bangladesh Signals Need for Expanded Safety Inspections and Remedy
Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — June 16, 2017

Labor Rights Groups Respond to Tampaco Foils Factory Fire
Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — September 10, 2016

Initial Statement Regarding Fire at Matrix Sweaters Factory
Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — February 2, 2016

H&M Fails to Honor Commitment to Make Fire and Building Safety Repairs in Bangladesh
Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium — October 1, 2015