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Rana Plaza Compensation

Bangladesh looks for 29 cents

A year on from the April 24, 2013, Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the world's attention largely seems to have shifted away from the problems in the garment industry that were exposed by the tragedy. There has been some tentative progress to improve conditions for workers. But serious challenges remain if the 1,132 deaths in that accident aren't to be in vain, let alone repeated. The government in Dhaka and the foreign retailers who buy garments from Bangladesh have...

Donation Tk 127cr

Over Tk 23cr spent so far

Over Tk 23cr spent so far

The government has so far spent Tk 23.55 crore for the victims of Rana Plaza collapse from the prime minister's relief fund since the worst-ever industrial tragedy of the country occurred exactly a year ago. Labour Secretary Mikail Shipar revealed this at an event in the capital yesterday, adding that each of the families of 962 workers, who died in the tragedy, received financial assistance ranging between Tk 1 lakh and Tk 5 lakh from the fund. "We admit that this compensation is far less than they require," he said while speaking at the event organised by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) to publish a report titled "One Year after...

Editorial

Rana Plaza compensation

RANA Plaza disaster will continue to remain for a long time a blot on the country's RMG sector. And whatever we do or fail to do to address the multifarious issues related to the disaster, that will have a far reaching effect on the relationship between the buyers and the industry, and the longer it will take the country to remove the blot. Compensation and rehabilitation of the survivors are two such issues that we cannot give a short shrift...

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