The needless deaths of over 1,100 Bangladeshi workers in the Rana Plaza disaster have thrown the spotlight onto UK clothing companies. They need to ensure people making their clothes are able to do so in safety and dignity.
IndustriALL, the global union for garment workers, and UNI-global, representing retail workers, have developed an Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
Over 30 major retailers have signed the Accord, including H&M, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Next, Primark and Tesco. However, a number of High Street brands who manufacture in Bangladesh still haven’t signed. Prominent amongst these are Debenhams and GAP.
Please take a few moments to send an email via the Going to Work website, urging these companies to sign up.