Since the factory collapse, more than 50 companies have signed onto the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord including H&M, Inditex (Zara), Primark, C&A and Tesco. I call upon all clothing companies to publish the location of their supplier factories as it will mean that any NGO, union or researcher can verify that the workplace is safe and workers are receiving a living wage.
So far major Australian clothing retailers
I call on
- Immediately sign on to the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord;
- Publish the names and addresses of all supplier factories (Nike, adidas, Puma, Timerland and Levis are already doing this);
- Ensure that all workers making your products receive a living wage;
- Ensure all workers making your products are free to join a union and collectively bargain in the workplace.