Bangladesh: Fashion brands urged to step up sweatshop safety



GLOBAL unions urged more fashion houses yesterday to sign up to new workplace safety pledges in Bangladesh’s notorious sweatshop-produced clothing industry.
IndustriALL and UNI demanded fashion brands sign up to the second Bangladesh Accord for Building and Fire Safety.
The first accord, which expires in May, was launched in the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse in April 2013, which killed 1,134 workers and injured 2,500 more.
So far 46 brands, using 1,173 ready-made garment factories, have committed to signing the 2018 accord with the unions. The new agreement extends the legally binding... read more

 
10 October 2017 in Editorial, Views: 52
Source: Morning Star
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