A year has passed since the Rana Plaza building collapsed killing more than 1,100 garment workers. These were people working difficult and dangerous jobs to support their families. Those families have still not been fully and fairly compensated for their losses. I urge you to contribute appropriately to the compensation fund so that these families do not need to suffer financial and physical hardship on top of the emotional burden they must carry. Token contributions are not adequate. Please pay your share.
Organic Consumers Association
This petition closed 9 months ago
On April 24, 2013 the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Dkaka, Bangladesh killing over 1,100 people, injuring thousands more, and leaving hundreds of children orphaned, making it the worst...
On April 24, 2013 the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Dkaka, Bangladesh killing over 1,100 people, injuring thousands more, and leaving hundreds of children orphaned, making it the worst garment industry disaster in history.
A year later, the victims of this tragedy have not been fully and fairly compensated for their losses and the new financial hardship they now face. Clothes in the collapsed building were produced for companies like Walmart and Children's Place. Both of these companies have made token contributions to the victim contribution fund, but nowhere near what is required to fully compensate the victims and their families. In both cases, their contributions are about 6% of what would be considered adequate.
For the past year, these companies have ignored the calls of leaders such as International Labor Rights Forum to ensure the workers who risked and sacrificed their lives are compensated and their families taken care of.
Tell Walmart and Children's Place to be fair. The victims of Rana Plaza have waited long enough!