Tag Archives: Bangladesh Accord

Why the Accord will be here until 2021

In reaction to recent statements concerning the future of the Bangladesh Accord, the Witness Signatories to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh—Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and the Worker Rights Consortium—wish to respond regarding the continuation of the Accord's inspection programme. Recent statements have led some to erroneously believe that the Accord is scheduled to end in 2018, and one should ask whether such an early departure is even desirable given the limited progress made in the development of a credible and functioning national safety regulatory body.

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Bangladesh Accord, Alliance to leave country by 2018

The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, the two western buyers' platforms working to improve workplace safety in Bangladesh readymade garment sector, are to end their tenure at the end of next May, if remediation is properly completed.

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