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Help Us Keep Bangladesh Workers Safe!

The Bangladesh Accord established after the Rana Plaza disaster will be forced to close its Dhaka Office on December 6th. This will have disastrous consequences for the garment workers in Bangladesh. Please help us continue to keep the pressure on the government of Bangladesh!

Copy the email below and send it to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.Your voice is important, it is time to raise it! And don't forget to share it with your friends as well.

                                                                              

 

Sheikh Hasina, Honorable Prime Minister
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Prime Minister's Office
Old Sangsad Bhaban
Tejgaon, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
Email: info@pmo.gov.bd; pm@pmo.gov.bd; ps1topm@pmo.gov.bd

Honorable Prime Minister,

I respectfully request your attention to the urgent matter regarding the potential expelling of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety. The Bangladesh High Court imposed a restraining order on the Accord that will force them to close its office in Dhaka by December 6, 2018. I request your support in lifting this restraining order and fully reinstating the Accord on Fire and Building Safety so it is permitted to continue operations in Bangladesh.

This accord today covers 1,600 factories employing over 2.26 million workers. Thanks to this legally-binding agreement, factory fires and building collapses in Bangladesh’s garment industry have been nearly eradicated with the installation of fire-rated doors, enclosed stairwells, and fire alarm systems.

Many factories still have important renovations that are scheduled to be made under the Accord’s oversight. Under the Accord, brands and retailers are responsible for ensuring financing but if the government forces the Accord to leave, the costs will fall solely on factory owners, who may not make the needed repairs.

Please embrace this historic opportunity to defend the human rights of your people and prevent more catastrophes to happen.

Respectfully,

                                                                              

 

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