BANGLADESH: Brands commit to attend compensation talks
Talks taking place this week to try to agree compensation payments for the victims and survivors of recent tragedies in Bangladesh will be attended by 12 brands - but more than 20 others are accused of avoiding the issue.
The meetings are taking place in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday (11 and 12 September) to discuss recompense for those caught up in the Tazreen Fashion fire and Rana Plaza building collapse.
The meetings have been called by the global union IndustriALL and will be hosted by the International Labour Organisation, who will also act as a neutral chair.
The participants will discuss the setting up of a fund to pay out compensation, with the aim that contributions will be made by all stakeholders including brands, the industry and the Bangladesh government.
Brands that will attend the Tazreen compensation meeting on 11 September include: C&A, El Corte Ingles, and Karl Rieker.
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