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About the Bangladesh Accord
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord), signed on May 15th 2013, is a five year independent, legally binding agreement between 215 apparel brands and retailers and trade unions designed to build a safe and healthy Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment (RMG) Industry. The agreement was created in the immediate aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse that led to the death of more than 1100 people and injured more than 2000.
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About the Bangladesh Accord
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord), signed on May 15th 2013, is a five year independent, legally binding agreement between 215 apparel brands and retailers and trade unions designed to build a safe and healthy Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment (RMG) Industry. The agreement was created in the immediate aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse that led to the death of more than 1100 people and injured more than 2000.
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Letter to PM Hasina on Response to Ashulia Wage Protests

Letter by the Steering Committee members of the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh to the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Accord is deeply concerned by the Government’s response to the recent RMG industry unrest and wage protests in Ashulia, including recent detentions and termination from employment of individuals with union affiliation and who promote workers’ rights. The Accord requests the Office of the Prime Minister to take immediate action to ensure that RMG workers’ rights are protected and that any associated cases of unjust detention, employment termination, and/or fundamental rights violations be urgently rectified consistent with the law and ILO Conventions.

You can download the letter here

Advisory Board Meeting Report

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its tenth Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 17 November 2016 in Dhaka. Representatives from supplier factories, sourcing agents, the Ministry of Labour (DIFE), IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), Accord signatory brands, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated in the discussions. The ILO RMG Project Manager served as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisory Board.

You can download Advisory Board Meeting Report here

Advisory Board Meeting Report

16 August 2016 Meeting (11:00 am – 12:30 pm)

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its ninth Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 16 April 2016 in Dhaka. Representatives from supplier factories, sourcing agents, the Ministry of Labour (DIFE), IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), Accord signatory brands, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated in the discussions. The ILO Deputy Country Director served as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisory Board.

You can download Advisory Board Meeting Report here

Newsletter July 2016

Bangladesh Accord newsletter for signatories, factories and other parties interested in the Accord’s factory safety programme.

Inspections
The Accord now has more than 100 engineers on staff, conducting between 400 and 500 follow-up inspections each month. Each factory is on average visited once every three months.

Company signatories and factories can expect an initial inspection within 3 to 4 months after a factory is first listed with the Accord.
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