Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / CCC hails European support for Bangla safety accord
CCC hails European support for Bangla safety accord
May '13
The Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the European Parliament resolution of 20 May 2013 on health and safety in the Bangladesh garment industry, which sets out the Parliament’s expectations of multinational textile retailers to establish a financial compensation plan for fire and building victims and support the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

The Resolution also calls on brands to fully adhere to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which sets out brands responsibilities for due diligence and remediation.

The resolution was passed in the aftermath of the Tazreen factory fire killing at least 112 workers in November 2012 and the Rana Plaza building collapse killing at least 1129 on 24 April 2013

The Parliament’s expectation of multinational brands that were producing at these factories to establish a compensation plan supports CCC demands to all brands that placed orders at Tazreen and Rana Plaza to take responsibility for making sure that full and fair compensation is paid.

The resolution was approved nearly unanimously with 459 votes in favour and 1 against on May 23d, at the same day that the ILO hosted the kick-off meeting of the Accord on Fire and Building safety.

The legally binding Accord was signed by 39 retailers, IndustriALL and Uni global unions, Bangladeshi unions, and by CCC, WRC, ILRF and MSN in a witness capacity. At the kick-off meeting it was agreed to immediately move forward with implementing the Accord. The aim is to have safety inspectors on the ground as quickly as possible in order to begin to fix the most urgent problems.

The CCC welcomes the Parliament’s call for Walmart, Gap, Metro, NKD and all other relevant brands to sign this binding agreement.

The Accord gives workers a clear role in preventing future tragedies happening in their workplace, The European Parliament resolution underlines this key principle and defends the right of workers in Bangladesh to form, register and join independent trade unions without fear of harassment, and consider that the existence of democratic trade union structures are a vital instrument in the struggle for better health and safety standards and working conditions, including higher wages. It calls on the Government of Bangladesh to guarantee these fundamental rights.

Clean Clothes Campaign

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Aptos

Information Technology | On 25th Feb 2017

Tailored Brands selects Aptos sales audit solution

Aptos, Inc., a market leader in retail technology solutions, has...

Information Technology | On 25th Feb 2017

One Jeanswear Group deploys Centric PLM suite

Centric Software, the leading PLM solution for fashion, retail,...

Courtesy: Applied DNA Sciences

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2017

SigNatureT DNA can help prevent apparel counterfeiting

SigNatureT DNA is forensic molecular tag by Applied DNA Sciences...

Interviews View All

Victor Chao

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Rahul Bhadani

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search