Press Release New Accord 2018

Companies and trade unions agree on Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh for second term

Amsterdam/Dhaka, 29 June 2017. Companies and global unions have agreed on a 2nd Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (“Accord”). The agreement will enter into effect when the current Accord expires in May 2018. The Accord is an unprecedented, legally binding agreement between companies and trade unions to make factories in Bangladesh safe.
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Inspection Reports Liberty Fashion Wears Ltd.

The Accord hereby publishes the reports from the inspections for fire, electrical, and structural safety conducted by the Accord of Liberty Fashion Wears Ltd. (LFWL) on 22-23 March 2017.

The reports have been provided to the LFWL and the National Plan of Action (NPoA).

LFWL, as a factory under the NPoA, will be monitored and supported in the Corrective Action Plan development and the remediation of the safety findings by the NPoA.

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Accord Statement on the April 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse

Today marks the passage of 4 years since the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh which took the lives of more than 1100 people and injured many more. Our thoughts remain with the victims and their relatives of this disaster. With the passage of time, we must remain vigilant to prevent a return to tolerance for unsafe workplaces in the Bangladeshi Ready-Made Garment industry. Every day, the Accord is driven to ensure that RMG factories in Bangladesh are made safe and stay safe.
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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