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Bangladesh Accord expiration poses liability risk to apparel brands

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

An analysis of existing and upcoming human rights due diligence legislation in relation to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, published today, shows that apparel brands will expose themselves to considerable liability risks if they fail to negotiate and sign a follow up agreement to this ground-breaking safety program, which will expire…

The Bangladesh Accord is set to expire. Here’s what’s at risk

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

Brands and Unions Have Three More Months to Agree on an International Binding Agreement for Garment Worker Safety

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

by Clean Clothes Campaign, Global Labor Justice – International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium Global unions and negotiating signatory companies have announced that they agreed upon a three month extension of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to allow for more time to conclude negotiations on a…

RMG Fire and Building Safety: Brands off the hook from today

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

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: Safety Accords, Workplace Health and Safety

Bangladesh Accord unions to withdraw from RMG Council

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

Fires Wreck Garment Factories in South Africa, Philippines, Pakistan

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

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

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Safety Accords, 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: Safety Accords, 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…