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Publication Date Monday, July 17, 2017

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The ITUC has welcomed the signing of the new Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, as a further step towards protection of workers and a means to improve Bangladesh’s garment industry, which has suffered massive reputational damage over the 2013 Rana Plaza factory building collapse that killed 1,100 workers. The new Accord, which will come into effect at the expiry of the current Bangladesh Accord in May 2018, includes Global Union Federations IndustriALL and UNI Global Union and leading fashion brands. It includes enhanced protections for workers displaced due to Accord requirements and recognizes the importance that freedom of association plays in improving conditions.

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