UNISON is calling for one more push to get the remaining high street brands to sign up to the Bangladeshi factory accord.
Earlier this month, Edinburgh Woollen Mill (Peacocks) became the 115th company to respond to pressure by UNISON and other trade unions and sign up to the accord. Bank, Bench, Mexx and Republic are the four remaining high street brands that have still to sign up .
The accor commits signatories to a process of independent inspection and a number of other health and safety improvements such as fire safety training and worker representation.
“Thanks to the efforts of UNISON members and those of other trade unions, 1,600 factories in Bangladesh are now covered by the accord,” notes UNISON head of health and safety Tracey Harding.
“That means the lives of many thousands of workers are now safer.
“However, we can still do more and, even if you have already done so, send another message to the remaining four to sign up.”
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