Oxfam's response: One year on from the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh

Published: 24th April 2014

Oxfam’s Ethical Trading Manager, Rachel Wilshaw said “A year after the tragedy at Rana Plaza, the fight for better working conditions and pay for garment workers in countries like Bangladesh is far from won. Fashion Revolution Day is a welcome attempt to persuade more people to take an interest in how their clothes are produced. We hope consumer power can help convince companies to make the wellbeing of workers their number one priority.  

"There have already been welcome steps forward, particularly the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, whose inspection reports on 1500 factories will be openly published and which offers workers an opportunity to organise for their rights. However much more needs to be done to ensure that such tragic events as the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, in which over 1000 people lost their lives, never happens again."

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Contact information

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact Jonaid Jilani on 01865 472 193 or 07810 181 514 or jjilani@oxfam.org.uk