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Accord Advisory Board Meeting Report

9 November 2014 Meeting (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its third Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 9 November 2014 in Dhaka.  Representatives from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB)- Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), brands, suppliers, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members.  The ILO Country Director designated ILO Official Tuomo Poutianen to serve as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisor y Board.  AB member attendance was negatively affected by re-scheduling necessitated by a series of hartals in the country.

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Accord statement on boiler tank rupture and worker fatality at Shanta Expressions Limited

It is with sadness that the Accord has learned that a boiler tank rupture at Shanta Expressions Limited in Gazipur has caused the death of a worker and has injured four others.

The Accord expresses our sincerest condolences to the family of Abul Hashem, to his friends, colleagues, and co-workers.   Mr. Hashem worked as a Boiler Operator at Shanta Expressions.  The Accord also offers our deepest sympathies to the injured workers and our hopes for their speedy and full recoveries.

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