Advisory Board Meeting Report

6 September 2015 Meeting (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its sixth Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 6 September 2015 in Dhaka. Representatives from IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), brands, suppliers, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members. The ILO Country Director appointed his designee, the ILO RMG Project Manager, to serve as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisory Board.

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Job Announcement – Training Coordinator

The Accord is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the Training Coordinator position to be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Training Coordinator shall be responsible for the training staff; development and delivery of a comprehensive building, fire, and workplace safety program; supporting joint OSH committees at Accord listed factories and for training factory level labour-management safety committee members and other employees on the application of and compliance with the safety and health provisions of the Accord. The TC will be responsible to ensure Accord training staff’s full competence in delivering the workplace program elements of the Accord.

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Accord signs co-operative agreement with International Finance Corporation to provide $50 million of loans for RMG factory safety improvements

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is an unprecedented legally-binding agreement between more than 200 global garment brands and retailers and 2 global unions and their national RMG affiliates, covering more than 1500 garment factories. Inspections for fire, structural, and electrical safety have been conducted at all of these factories. Corrective action plans (CAPs) are developed to identify safety hazards at each factory which need to be remediated, how, and by when. Executing remediation at the inspected factories is an enormous task and requires significant resources.

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Accord Statement on Steering Committee Meetings Bangladesh

25 June 2015 – Accord Steering Committee Meetings In Bangladesh Focuses On Accelerating Remediation And Strengthening Efforts To Make RMG Factories Safe

The Steering Committee of the Accord held meetings in Dhaka from 22nd to 24th June to discuss progress and ways forward amongst signatory representatives and key Bangladeshi constituents. The Steering Committee reconfirms its commitment to work together with its company and trade union signatories, RMG factories, and other key constituents to implement the Accord agreement and make RMG factories safe.

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