Rana Plaza Three Years On: Compensation, Justice and Workers' Safety - Summary

Following the collapse of the Rana Plaza building on 24th April 2013 a significant number of campaigns were undertaken to ensure the survivors and the families of the workers killed receive just and fair compensation, and to ensure that future building safety accidents would be prevented. These campaigns contributed to several initiatives including the Rana Plaza Arrangement (set up to provide compensation) and the Bangladesh Fire and Building safety Accord (set up to improve building safety). They also resulted in promises to improve the legal climate regarding Freedom of Association. This summary, published by the Clean Clothes Campaign on the eve of the third anniversary of the tragedy in April 2016, provides an update on the key developments and outcomes in each of these three areas.