Tell Canadian companies to sign Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
On December 17, 25 human rights, women’s, trade union, student, teacher, community, and international development organizations sent an Open Letter to six Canadian retailers – Canadian Tire, Giant Tiger, Hudson’s Bay Company, Sears Canada, Walmart, YM Inc. -- urging them to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
To date, only one Canadian company, Loblaw (owner of Joe Fresh), has signed the Accord, which provides for independent factory safety inspections, brand support for factory upgrades, health and safety training for workers and management personnel, democratically elected health and safety committees, an anonymous complaint process, and the right of workers to refuse unsafe work.
Read more: http://en.maquilasolidarity.
Take action: http://www.oxfam.ca/get-
View Toronto Star article: http://www.thestar.com/news/
Here’s wishing all of you a good holiday break from the MSN team. We’ll be back in touch on Bangladesh and other solidarity efforts early in early 2014.