DHAKA – Unions in Bangladesh claim garment worker safety has been compromised by the new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Bangladesh Accord Steering Committee and the Bangladesh employers’ association, the BGMEA. The MoU states that the Bangladesh Accord will continue to operate in Bangladesh for a transition period of 281 working days, during which time brands, unions and the BGMEA will establish a new institution called the RMG Sustainability Council (RSC), which will take over the Accord’s tasks in 2020. Many have seen the agreement as a reasonable compromise – and about the best safety campaigners could have hoped for – but not all are happy with the new deal.
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