On 24 April 2013, the garment factory building "Rana Plaza" collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers and injuring 2,500. One year after the global garment industry's worst-ever industrial accident, the ILO together with the Government of Bangladesh, employers, trade unions and the international community are working together to make sure it never happens again.
|It was not about an accident in one building. It was about an issue that had severe implications for many countries, particularly Europe and the United States. It was about global governance, global rules and regulations."|
|Rana Plaza: Never again|
|It was a wake up call heard around the world, and significant steps are being taken to address the root causes of the Rana Plaza disaster to ensure Bangladesh's garment industry can provide jobs in a safe working environment for its employees. |
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An ILO led three-year programme comprising:
- Building and Fire Safety Assessment
- Strengthen Labour Inspection & Support Fire and Building Inspection
- Build Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) awareness, capacity and systems
- Rehabilitation and skills training for victims
Project to build local capacity in relation to freedom of association and collective bargaining.