Rag Rage Campaign Update: Thanks to you, we did it!
On 24 April, the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,000 garment workers. The factories housed in the building made clothing for high street fashion brands such as Primark and Mango.
People Tree was deeply saddened and outraged and we asked you to join the Rag Rage Campaign. More than 80,000 people signed the petition calling fashion brands to sign the Fire and Building Safety Agreement in Bangladesh and to provide compenwsation to victims. People Tree joined War on Want, Clean Clothes Campaign, IndustriALL and other global workers’ rights organizations in pressuring global brands to change.
By 16 May 2013, many of the world’s leading high street brands had signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Thank you for your support!
However we are not done yet…
While we want to celebrate this achievement, there is more to be done. We hope this is just the beginning. We do not want to lose momentum, as far more needs to be done to ensure safe working conditions and fair wages for garment workers in all developing nations. We want high street brands to take responsibility for this tragedy and to ensure disasters like this become a thing of the past. Please continue to take action and to share this with your friends and family.
What you can do right now: