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Post-Rana Plaza Interventions

Beyond Third-party Monitoring

The April 2013 Rana Plaza collapse, which resulted in the death of more than 1,125 people working in garment factories in the building, drew widespread attention to hazardous labour conditions in the export garment-manufacturing industry in Bangladesh. Five years later, two international agreements—the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety—signed in the aftermath of this tragedy, to monitor and inspect garment factories, have been analysed.

 

The building is safer, but as workers in the factory we still don’t have any security in our lives … Even if I am on my death bed, they will ask me to finish making two more pieces before I die…We are nothing but machines to them.

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Updated On : 20th Apr, 2018

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