News reaction: Workers to get full compensation from 'Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund'

8 June 2015 - 3:30pm
Press release

Responding to news that the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund has met its target of $30 million to compensate the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster, where over 1100 workers died, Owen Espley, Sweatshops campaigner at War on Want, said:

“Finally, two years on since the Rana Plaza disaster, the victims and their families will receive the compensation to which they are entitled. This is great news and shows what can be achieved when people from across the world come together to fight injustice.

"However, this is not the end. We will not rest until the exploitative global garment industry is held accountable and the people who make our clothes are paid a living wage, enjoy safe conditions and are free to join a trade union.”

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

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Rana Plaza victims' compensation scheme secures funds needed to make final payments http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_374239/lang--en/index.htm

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