For immediate release:
Contact: Guillermo Meneses
May 2, 2014 +1 (202) 445-1570
More than 350 workers’ salaries paid following factory closures
Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 1, 2014) – The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) in partnership with BRAC has begun dispersing funds directly to workers displaced by the closure of three factories due to safety concerns. The Alliance established a $5 million Worker Support Fund that, among other things, helps support workers displaced by such closures with two months of pay, in partnership with factory owners.