In one of the world’s biggest industrial disasters for the families of those who perished and the injured at Rana Plaza the agony does not diminish. The pain is sustained as major corporations refuse to participate in a long term compensation scheme in …

Andrew

Bangladesh Building Collapse

In one of the world’s biggest industrial disasters for the families of those who perished and the injured at Rana Plaza the agony does not diminish. The pain is sustained as major corporations refuse to participate in a long term compensation scheme including Walmart, Sears and Children’s Place while the garment industry’s powerful business lobby pressures for reductions and limitations to the compensation scheme that is currently in place.

The New York Times reported yesterday that while a special committee appointed by the Bangladesh High Court has indicated individual compensation packages could range around the $25,000 (£15,200) the bereaved and injured are not accessing this full amount and some payments for families of the deceased have totalled a one-off payment at $257 (£157). The Bangladeshi Government, Garments Association and international corporations not actively assisting the survivors and the relatives of the bereaved and ensuring that there is access to compensation should hang their heads in shame.

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