Oxfam response to Primark's statement on compensation for people affected by the Bangladesh Savar building collapse

In response to Primark's statement on compensation for people affected by the Bangladesh Savar building collapse. Oxfam's Bangladesh Country Director Gareth Price Jones said:

"Primark's decision to compensate survivors and families who lost loved ones in the Bangladesh Savar building collapse is welcome - other companies who had premises in the building should follow their example.

"It is crucial that good working conditions and safety rules and regulations are met and tightly enforced by companies and individuals wherever they operate. Companies must do more to ensure that their premises in other countries meet all the safety standards and regulations required. The voices and concerns of workers should be paramount and they must be actively involved in ensuring there is no repeat of such a tragedy."

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For more information or to arrange an interview please contact Jonaid Jilani on  (0)18 65 472193 or (0)7810 181514 or jjilani@oxfam.org.uk