Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Bangla Rana Plaza mishap claims process begins today
Bangla Rana Plaza mishap claims process begins today
24
Mar '14
From one month before the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, the families of the 1138 workers killed in the disaster and over a thousand workers left with life changing injuries can start registering claims for compensation to cover the financial losses and medical costs they suffered as a result. 
 
As the claims begin campaigners are strengthening their call for brands buying from factories located in the devastated building to pay millions of dollars in compensation into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund, set up to finance these payments.
 
The Trust Fund, which has been set up by the International Labour Organisation has been open for contributions since February. The Fund needs to reach a final target of $40million in order to pay out full compensation to all workers and their families. 
 
The experts involved in designing the process estimated that 25% of the final target would be needed to make the first round of payments to all workers. The coordination committee now believes that sufficient funds are available and agreed to launch the claims process on March 24th, one month before the first anniversary. 
 
The claims will be calculated and delivered in line with international standards under a system known as the Arrangement. The process will be overseen by a multi-stakeholder coordination committee comprising of international and Bangladeshi representatives from government, industry and the trade unions. 
 
The timing of the claims launch will ensure that all victims and their family should receive an initial payment by the first anniversary of the disaster on April 24th. All beneficiaries will be invited to submit a claim, with the aim to process all payments within six months, which will paid out over up to four instalments. 
 
Every family will receive a minimum payment of 50,000 BDT by 24th April (around $2 million in total) as an advance payment towards their claim. Those workers whose claims can be fully processed by April 24th will also receive their first full instalment, which will represent 20% of their total claim.
 
The only barrier now in getting compensation to the victims of the garment industry's worst ever disaster is the refusal of many brands to make significant contributions to the Fund. 
 
Ten brands have already confirmed donations into the Fund, including Mango, Inditex and C&A. This week an agreement was reached between the Coordination Committee of the Arrangement, the multi-stakeholder body overseeing the compensation process, and Primark, which initially set up its own process for delivering payments to 500 workers employed at New Wave Bottoms, the factory supplying the Anglo Irish retailer. 
 

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Ikea

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

Ikea’s product sourcing from India to double by 2020

Ikea, the global home furnishing giant from Sweden, plans to double...

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

CITA to add insufficiently available fabric in CAFTA-DR

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has ...

Courtesy: SKF

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

SKF brings predictive maintenance for machinery to India

SKF India, a global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics,...

Interviews View All

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

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

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search