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Accord gets 281-day extension to work in Bangladesh

Published: May 19, 2019 17:30:36 | Updated: May 20, 2019 09:12:01


The top court has extended the work of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh by 281 days.

The decision came after Bangladesh’s garment makers and European retailers reached an agreement, reports bdnews24.com.

The Accord was signed in the immediate aftermath to the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013, which killed 1,133 workers and critically injured thousands more.

Over 220 companies signed the five-year Accord, and by May 2018, the work of the Accord had contributed to significantly safer workplaces for millions of Bangladeshi garment workers.

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