In the next few months, the government will introduce a policy requiring British companies to do more to respect human rights overseas.
During Dhaka’s morning rush hour we saw thousands of workers on the way to their factories.The buildings line a city of 10 million people.
The company will provide immediate financial assistance to all victims of the Rana Plaza disaster, and a long term compensation package.
Nearly three weeks after a Bangladesh garment-factory building collapsed, the search for bodies has ended with a final death toll of 1,127.
Fire services and the army have left the Dhaka building site where the disaster occured on 24 April.
The last survivor was found on Friday, when rescue teams were stunned to discover Reshma Begum, a seamstress who survived under the rubble for 17 days.
The last dead body was found on Sunday night, and authorities said a special prayer service will be held Tuesday to honour the dead.
The collapse of the Rana Plaza building has focused global attention on hazardous conditions in Bangladesh's powerful garment industry.
Bangladesh's government has agreed to allow the country's garment workers to form trade unions without prior permission from factory owners.
Authorities will amend a law that required workers to obtain permission -- invariably rejected by their employers -- before they could unionise.
The decision came a day after the government announced a plan to raise the minimum wage for garment workers, who are paid some of the lowest wages in the world.
Both moves are seen as a direct response to last month's collapse of a building housing five garment factories in Dhaka, which has killed more than 1,100 people.
Primark has said it is putting together a "comprehensive support package" for those affected by the building collapse in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka:
The fate of all the employees in the entire complex has still not been confirmed and a list of employees has not yet been established because many records were destroyed when the building collapsed.
Immediately the company has a list of employees relating to its supplier, it will then be in a position to begin appropriate discussions on the practical implementation of this support ...
– primark statement
A recognised framework for paying compensation already exists, having been developed by trade unions and trade associations to deal with situations such as this. This framework has been accepted by leading NGOs. This means that compensation will be paid according to this pre-existing formula which is grounded in international insurance standards and local law.
A further comprehensive programme covering the immediate and long-term needs of the survivors and the dependents of the deceased is also being finalised. This programme will include medical and occupational rehabilitation.
A survivor who was pulled from a collapsed building in Dhaka today after 17 days has said: "I never dreamed I'd see the daylight again", the Associated Press reports.
The woman, believed to be called Reshma, is being treated in hospital.
The woman who was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed factory building in Bangladesh after 17 days today, is being treated in hospital.
The woman believed to be called Reshma is thought to be in her late teens.
It has been reported that she was found in a prayer room at the basement of the building.
Bangladesh's prime minister has visited in hospital the woman that was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed factory building after 17 days, ITV News understands.
She is thought to be in her late teens.
More than a 1,000 people are now known to died when the eight-story building collapsed.
ITV News understands that Major Muazzem from the Army rescue team found the female survivor at the site of the collapsed factory building in Bangladesh at 3.30pm local time and it then took 45 minutes to get her out.
There were jubilant scenes in Bangladesh as a woman - believed to be called Reshma - was recovered from the rubble of the collapsed factory building after 17 days.
She was discovered earlier today and cranes and bulldozers immediately stopped work.
Handsaws were used to cut her out of the rubble, and the crowd gathered at the scene erupted in cheers when she was freed and taken to hospital.
More than 1,000 people were killed when the building collapsed.