Firms back Bangladesh safety plan

The owner of TopShop has joined other retailers including Primark and H&M in signing up to a deal on better safety checks in Bangladesh aimed at preventing any repeats of the building collapse that left more than 1,000 workers dead.

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Bangladesh safety plan: 'A crucial victory for workers'

Ruth Tanner, campaigns and policy director at the anti-poverty charity War on Want, said companies signing up to Bangladesh Safety Accord represents a "crucial victory" for the "workers who make our clothes"

Thanks to global campaigns led by labour organisations and supported by hundreds of thousands of people around the world, Primark has followed H&M and Zara’s Inditex by signing up to the Bangladesh Safety Accord.

This is a crucial victory in the fight for companies to take responsibility for the workers who make our clothes.

Safe working conditions for garment workers must be assured.

A tragedy like the Rana Plaza disaster cannot happen again.

– Ruth Tanner, campaigns and policy director at the anti-poverty charity War on Want

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