Rana Plaza collapse

Lessons from Rana Plaza

Five years after Rana Plaza collapse, the deadliest garment factory accident in history that took over a thousand lives, the collective efforts of the Bangladesh government, entrepreneurs, apparel retailers and brands, workers' rights groups, NGOs and inspection bodies such as the Accord and Alliance, have led to considerable progress in fire, electrical and structural safety in Bangladesh's garment factories. But more needs to be done.

April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019

WHY ARE FACTORIES DEEMED UNSAFE STILL OPERATIONAL?

When the Accord and Alliance signed on different brands from all over the world after the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, they pledged that the factories that these brands will do business with will ensure safe working conditions for the workers.

April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018

Lessons from Rana Plaza

Five years after Rana Plaza collapse, the deadliest garment factory accident in history that took over a thousand lives, the collective efforts of the Bangladesh government, entrepreneurs, apparel retailers and brands, workers' rights groups, NGOs and inspection bodies such as the Accord and Alliance, have led to considerable progress in fire, electrical and structural safety in Bangladesh's garment factories. But more needs to be done.

November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017

HC rejects Sohel Rana’s bail plea

The High Court rejects bail for Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza which collapsed and resulted in the biggest industrial disaster of the world, in a graft case.

March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017

Rana Plaza: April 24 tagged workers’ mourning day

Bangladesh Garment Workers’ Front labels April 24, the day of the Rana Plaza disaster, as “National Garment Workers’ Mourning Day”.

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Long wait for justice

The death of more than 1,100 garment workers in Rana Plaza collapse in 2013 had shocked the world's conscience. The man-made disaster tainted the country's image abroad.

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

Rana Plaza owner, 17 others indicted

A Dhaka court yesterday framed charges against Sohel Rana and 17 others in a case filed for violating building code in constructing the nine-storey Rana Plaza, which collapsed in 2013.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Sohel Rana, 17 others indicted for building code violation

A Dhaka court frames charges against Sohel Rana and 17 others in a case filed for violating building code in constructing the nine-storey Rana Plaza, which collapsed in 2013 killing 1,136 people. The court will start trial of the case on August 23.

May 6, 2016
May 6, 2016

Rana Plaza: US court scraps case against 3 retailers

Judge in Delaware dismisses lawsuit filed against three major US clothing retailers following massive collapse of Rana Plaza complex, where over 1,100 people died in 2013.

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

Light of hope for Rana Plaza victims

Another anniversary of the deadliest garment industry disaster in history just passed by last week.

April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016

Charges accepted against 41

A Dhaka court yesterday took cognisance of the charges against 41 people, including Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana, in