Human rights NGO, War on Want, have condemned a number of high street retailers whose clothes were made in the collapsed Rana Plaza complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh but have so far not offered compensation to victims or their families. Murray Worthy said:
While Primark seem to be dragging their heels in ensuring that the thousands of people whose livelihoods have been destroyed by this disaster get the compensation they so urgently need, many of the major UK high street brands that sourced from the factories that collapsed have so far completely failed to offer any compensation to the victims.
It is horrifying that despite the deaths of over 1,000 people these companies are denying their responsibilities to the people who make their clothes, leaving them facing a bleak future of even deeper poverty.
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.