Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Alliance to double wages for displaced factory workers
Alliance to double wages for displaced factory workers
11
Jul '14
One week ahead of its annual Board meeting, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (ABWS) announced it will extend compensation benefits to workers from two months’ to up to four months’ wages for workers displaced as a result of factory remediation, effective immediately.
 
To date, Alliance inspections have resulted in the closure of five factories for remediation. Structural faults were found in all five cases, raising immediate safety concerns. In May, the Alliance—in a 50/50 partnership with factory owners—began dispersing funds directly to workers displaced as a result of factory closures. The benefits are made possible through a $5 million Worker Support Fund established by the Alliance and its member brands. The Alliance has paid wages to more than 1,000 displaced workers to date.
 
“Ensuring that no garment worker has to put herself at risk to earn a living is our top priority, but we believe protecting and supporting workers must go hand in hand,” said Ellen Tauscher, Alliance Independent Chair and former U.S. Congresswoman. “We are committed to ensuring as factory safety improvements are made, workers are not expected to pay the price.”
 
“For structural repairs when necessary, worker’s wages should be protected as per law of the land,” said Wajedul Islam Khan, General Secretary of Bangladesh Trade Union Kendra. “While compensation, whatever the amount, is not more valuable than a life, we applaud the Alliance for taking this critical step to protect and respond to the needs of the workers and their families.”
 
About The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety was founded by a group of North American apparel companies, retailers and brands who joined together to develop and launch the Bangladesh Worker Safety Initiative, a binding, five-year undertaking that will be transparent, results-oriented, measurable and verifiable with the intent of improving safety in Bangladeshi ready-made garment (RMG) factories. The Alliance provides global apparel companies and retailers the unprecedented opportunity to come together and put forward concrete solutions to issues that impact apparel and retail industries worldwide.
 

Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: BGMEA

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Feb 2017

'Brands & buyers should help Bangladeshi factory owners'

Brands and buyers should come forward to help factory owners in...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Feb 2017

Myanmar sets up new committee to revise minimum wage

The Government of Myanmar has set up a new committee, replacing an...

Courtesy: PT Indonesia Taroko Textile

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

Taiwan's Lealea to buy Tarako textile plant in Indonesia

Taiwan based textile manufacturer Lealea Enterprise Company, one of...

Interviews View All

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

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

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

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

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

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
February 2017

February 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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