DHAKA – Global unions have welcomed moves in Bangladesh to establish a successor organisation to the Bangladesh Accord. Members of the steering committee of the Accord and the Bangladesh garment employers’ association (BGMEA) met in Dhaka to discuss the establishment of the RMG Sustainability Council (RSC). The RSC is a national initiative, made up of industry, brands and trade unions to carry forward efforts on workplace safety in Bangladesh since the creation of the Accord. It will also cover industrial relations, skill development and environmental standards. The BGMEA confirmed in the meeting that the new body will have neutral leadership as opposed by been led by representatives from the BGMEA.
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