Rana Plaza Tragedy

Rana Plaza Tragedy

Retailers, unions agree on 3-month extension to Bangladesh workers’ safety accord

Unions said they will pull out of the organisation now running the accord - called the RMG Sustainability Council - if retailers do not commit to the legally binding portion of the agreement

Women work in a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 3 May 2020

Meril-Prothom Alo Savar Support Fund

They go ahead with their studies and dreams

Twenty children of families affected by the Rana Plaza disaster are studying in various educational institutions on scholarships from the Meril-Prothom Alo Savar Support Fund

Hasan Mahmud and Farzana Akhter are a brother and sister who have received this scholarship. Hasan wants to be a banker and Farzana, a physician. Their father Forkan Howladar died in the Rana Plaza collapse. Photo taken in Mohakhali, Dhaka on 23 April 2021

Rana Plaza collapse: Wait for justice doesn't end even in 8 years

Ashraful Islam was born in a poor family at Gauripur of Mymensingh. When he was only 18 he came to Dhaka in search of work. He joined a garment factory in Rana Plaza of Savar. Ill-fated Ashraful lost ...

Rana Plaza collapse: Wait for justice doesn't end even in 8 years

Rana Plaza disaster

Picturing Bangladesh

The pictures are painful – but then the event was extraordinarily painful, a national trauma that persisted long after the rubble had been cleared.

A volunteer rescuer, Mohammad Mobarak Hossain, during the rescue operation at Rana Plaza. 
28 April 2013

Brands urged to extend workers’ safety deal, eight years after Rana Plaza disaster

Labour leaders want the Accord to be renewed in Bangladesh, the world’s second-largest exporter of garments, and extended to other countries with dangerous working conditions

In this photograph taken on 24 April 2013, Bangladeshi civilian volunteers assist in rescue operations after an eight-storey Rana Plaza collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka

57pc Rana Plaza survivors remain unemployed: Survey

Nearly 57 per cent of the survivors of the Rana Plaza collapse have remained unemployed, according to a survey

57pc Rana Plaza survivors remain unemployed: Survey

HC issues rule on why Rana Plaza owner should not get bail

The High Court (HC) on Monday issued a rule seeking explanation as to why Sohel Rana, the owner of Rana Plaza should not get bail in a murder case filed over Rana Plaza tragedy that had claimed 1,134 ...

Security personnel escort Sohel Rana, owner of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, after a court appearance in Dhaka on 29 August, 2017

Rana Plaza owner Khalek dies of coronavirus

The owner of Rana Plaza, the illegally constructed building that collapsed in the worst-ever tragedy in the country’s readymade garment industry, has died of coronavirus in Savar, Dhaka on early ...

Collapsed Rana Plaza building

Rana Plaza tragedy’s 7th anniv Friday

The seventh anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, the worst-ever tragedy in the country’s ready-made garment (RMG) industry, will be observed on Friday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Film on an RMG worker who escapes child marriage, leads trade union

A new film offering a glimpse into the lives of garment workers in Bangladesh is challenging stereotypes about women by showing them driving the economy and fighting for justice in factories.“Made in ...

Film on an RMG worker who escapes child marriage, leads trade union
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