Primark, Inditex set to hand out compensation to garment workers
The affected workers of Rana Plaza and Smart Export Garments Ltd will soon receive financial support from their respective foreign retailers, Primark and Inditex, a labour leader said.
IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (ICB), the local arm of the global union of workers, brokered the deal with British retailer Primark, who has now agreed to compensate the injured workers and the families of the dead or missing ones, said Roy Ramesh Chandra, general secretary of ICB.
He, however, declined to reveal the amount that would be disbursed, at a later date via bKash.
Chandra requested the beneficiaries to register their details at the field of Savar Cantonment Public School on June 7 between 8:00am to 7:00pm.
The injured workers have been asked to bring their voter identity card, company pay slip or hospital documents, while the family members of the deceased workers their voter identity cards together with proof of beneficiary of the deceased, he said.
The list of the dead and missing workers has been acquired from the Upazila Nirbabi Office and the injured workers from BGMEA's salary sheet.
Primark conducted another registration round on June 1 outside the capital's Sundarban Hotel, where 227 workers were recorded.
Meanwhile, Spanish retailer Inditex is due to compensate the Smart Export victims on June 8 at Suchana Community Centre in Ring Road, according to Chandra.
Families of the eight deceased workers will get Tk 10.49 lakh, the 25 injured workers Tk 5 lakh and the remaining 264 workers Tk 15,000 each, he said.