A global alliance of garment industry workers, the Clean Clothes Campaign on Tuesday (24 November) demanded full and fair compensation and complete justice for the survivors and families of the Tazreen fire incident.
In a statement issued, the CCC maintained that 8 years after the tragedy, it continues to call upon the Bangladesh Government to hasten up the pilot project for an employment injury insurance scheme that it had committed to 5 years ago.
The rights group also added that in the absence of the ILO convention 121 in Bangladesh, complete justice and full and fair compensation were still far off for the Tazreen survivors and families, even after 8 years of the incident.
Eight years on, even the prosecution of the owner of Tazreen Fashions, Delwar Hossain, has still not been concluded, the CCC underlined even as it called upon the global brands that sourced from the factory, to contribute to the Tazreen Claims Administration Trust.
Established in 2015, Tazreen Claims Administration Trust was set up to oversee calculation and distribution of loss of income payments to the Tazreen survivors and families.
It may be mentioned here that it was on 24 November 2012 that a fire broke out in the Ashulia-based Tazreen Fashion – the fire was believed to have been caused by a short circuit – in the outskirts of capital Dhaka, which reportedly killed at least 112 people and left more than 200 injured.
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