Call that labour-standard should be improved with free trade unions and repression on workers should be stopped and living wage should be paid to workers for the interest of the garment industry in Bangladesh endorsed by GMB
GMB endorse the call made by Amirul Haque Amin, President, National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) in Bangladesh on the second anniversary of Rana Plaza disaster that companies yet to pay into the compensation fund do so without delay.
Amirul Haque Amin was speaking at the 'sit-in demonstration' staged by Rana Plaza victims' orphan children in front of the National Press Club in the Dhaka city on April 24th to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of Rana Plaza disaster. See notes to editors for copy of NGWF press statement and see picture of Rana Plaza victims' orphan children on GMB website www.gmb.org.uk.
Bert Schouwenburg, GMB International Officer, said "The 8-storied Rana Plaza building, which housed 5 garment factories, collapsed on April 24, 2013 killing 1,138 workers, mostly women, and injuring over 2,500.
This was worst industrial disaster of 21st century in the world. Hundreds of children lost both or either of their parents in the tragedy and are languishing in poverty and uncertainty as they have not yet received compensation.
GMB endorse the call that the labour-standard should be improved, free trade union rights should be given, repression on workers should be stopped and living wage should be given to the workers for the interest of the garment industry.
GMB agree with demands that the buyers (brands) to follow 'fair trade' practices and give 'fair price' to Bangladeshi garment products."