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Weakening Legal Protections for Garment Workers in Asia

Country: Cambodia, India, Indonesia
Issues: COVID-19, Freedom of Association Violations, Living Wage, Wage and hour violations, Workplace Health and Safety

May 27, 2021 Dear colleagues, Over the past year, the WRC has tracked a disturbing trend: as their populations faced the ravages of Covid, the governments of several garment-producing countries in Asia acted to strip away and undermine worker protections, a move often framed as a way to attract new investment. In Indonesia and India,…

Why a Landmark Agreement to Protect Garment Workers Risks Falling Apart

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Bangladesh Accord, Workplace Health and Safety

Bangladesh Accord unions to withdraw from RMG Council

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Bangladesh Accord, Workplace Health and Safety

Fires Wreck Garment Factories in South Africa, Philippines, Pakistan

Country: Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa
Issues: Bangladesh Accord, Workplace Health and Safety

Unfinished Business: Outstanding safety hazards at garment factories show that the Accord must be extended and expanded

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Bangladesh Accord, Workplace Health and Safety

New report by the WRC and other witness signatories to the Bangladesh Accord reveals that deadly safety hazards remain at factories producing for major apparel brands and retailers.

An April report by the witness signatories to the Bangladesh Accord reveals that deadly safety hazards remain at factories producing for major apparel brands and retailers. See annex on Inditex published in July 2021.

Remaining Safety Hazards in Bangladeshi Factories Show That Apparel Brands Must Not Abandon Binding Safety Program

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Bangladesh Accord, Workplace Health and Safety

In the week of the World Day for Health and Safety at Work, the witness signatories to the Bangladesh Accord have published a report showing that deadly safety hazards remain at factories producing for major apparel brands and retailers. The Accord—the most successful safety program in the contemporary history of apparel supply chains—is set to…

8 Years After the Rana Plaza Disaster, We Still Aren’t Doing Enough to Protect Garment Workers

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Bangladesh Accord, Rana Plaza, Workplace Health and Safety

Amidst Covid-19 Crisis, Untested Industry Group Assumes Safety Responsibilities for Bangladesh Garment Factories despite Concerns

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Workplace Health and Safety

On Monday, June 1, the Bangladesh office of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord), the factory inspection program that has achieved historic progress in protecting the lives of the country’s garment workers in the years since the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, transitioned its functions to a recently established local organization, the…

Two crises, one flawed supply chain model: How the imbalance of power in global supply chains harms workers

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Bangladesh Accord, COVID-19, Rana Plaza, Workplace Health and Safety

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza factory collapse claimed the lives of 1,137 garment workers in Bangladesh and injured thousands more. The tragedy, which was the deadliest disaster in a manufacturing facility in human history, put a spotlight on the grossly unsafe labor conditions plaguing Bangladesh’s garment sector and catalyzed fundamental reform. The international…

Effective Infection Control Practices and Policies for Operating Apparel and Textile Factories

Country:
Issues: Workplace Health and Safety

Many garment factories worldwide have closed or suspended production—either as a result of shutdowns ordered by governments as a public health measure or due to cancellations of orders by brands. The WRC and occupational health experts from the the Maquiladora Health and Safety Support Network (MHSSN), have developed recommendations for protecting garment workers from transmission…