Demand Justice for Victims of Bangladesh Building Collapse - 8,000 Signatures Still Needed
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Over 1,000 people, mostly female garment workers, have been killed in the collapse of a building in Bangladesh which housed factories making clothes for Primark, Matalan, Mango and other major brands.
Take action now and demand these UK high street brands to take responsibility for this tragedy by paying full compensation to the workers and commit to action to ensure disasters like this become a thing of the past.
A global alliance of trade unions and workers’ rights campaigners have set a deadline of 15 May for multinational clothing brands to sign up to a strong agreement to ensure factories are safe.
Now we need to keep the pressure on to get these companies to act.
Benetton, Primark, Matalan, Mango and Bonmarche make huge profits off the backs of the workers in factories like these, and now they must take responsibility for their failure to ensure workplace safety and prevent disasters like this. These companies must pay full compensation, including their lost earnings, to the families who have lost relatives and the workers injured in this disaster.
Compensation alone is not enough – these companies must act to ensure that disasters like this never happen again. The Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement is a landmark project, bringing together brands, supplier factories, trade unions and NGOs to end the appallingly unsafe factory conditions and ensure decent working conditions. These brands must sign the agreement and commit to make real changes to ensure the factories that make their clothes are safe, and no workers’ lives are at risk.