Last week, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety reaffirmed its commitment to ensure workers in the Bangladesh garment sector had a safe working environment and the ability to communicate safety concerns without the fear of retribution. This had always been a core component of the Alliance members agreement, but the membership took the additional step to explicitly codify the right of workers to refuse unsafe work without the fear of retribution. The capacity of workers to freely communicate safety issues with management is essential to achieving safe factories, and Alliance members are committed to ensuring this right is fully implemented and protected.
The full text of the amendment can be found here.
For immediate release: April 3, 2014
Noted government, labor and international development leaders join Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety Board of Advisors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is proud to announce the appointment of 12 Bangladeshi and international leaders to its Board of Advisors. Hailing from key positions within labor, government and academia, the Advisors will provide expertise and leadership to aid Alliance efforts to improve safety for Bangladeshi workers.
For immediate release: December 9, 2013
Bangladesh team well-positioned to deliver on commitments to improve safety conditions in Bangladesh garment factories.
DHAKA—The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety officially launched its local operation in Dhaka today, ensuring an on-the-ground presence to facilitate its effort to bring improved fire and structural safety to Bangladesh garment factories. The Alliance—an historic coalition of global apparel companies and their partners—will unify efforts to dramatically improve garment factory safety conditions in Bangladesh following a string of deadly factory fires and collapses.