.@Primarkjobs @Mango @Matalan: ensure safety for workers & compensate victims of building collapse
  • Petitioned Paul Marchant

This petition was delivered to:

Chief Executive, Primark
Paul Marchant
Chief Executive, Matalan
Darren Blackhurst
Managing Director, Bonmarche
Beth Butterwick
Chief Executive Officers, Benetton Group
GrouBiagio Chiarolanza and Franco Furnò
Chief Executive, Mango
Isak Andic (Chief Executive, Mango)

.@Primarkjobs @Mango @Matalan: ensure safety for workers & compensate victims of building collapse

    1. Petition by

      War on Want

Over 1,000 people, mostly female garment workers, have been killed in the collapse of a building in Bangladesh which housed factories making clothes for Primark, Matalan, Mango, Bonmarche and other major brands. Over two thousand more have been injured in one of the worst industrial disasters of recent times.

Primark, Matalan, Mango and Bonmarche make huge profits off the backs of workers in factories like these. Now they must take responsibility for their actions by ensuring justice for the workers and taking action to ensure this never happens again.

For the families who have lost relatives and the workers injured in this disaster, nothing can undo what they have lost. But as they face the terrible consequences of this tragedy it is vital that they are paid full compensation from these companies, including their lost earnings.

Our trade union, the National Garment Workers' Federation, has fought for many years for workers in the garment industry to be able to work safely. The hundreds of deaths from such horrific accidents are heart breaking. This negligence must stop. The deaths of these workers could have been avoided if these companies took workers’ protection seriously

Please take action now and call on Primark, Matalan,Mango and Bonmarche to sign the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement to prevent the future deaths of garment workers. It is such a simple action which would save so many lives. These disasters must not be allowed to continue.

Thank you.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/24/bangladesh-building-collapse-shops-west

To:
Paul Marchant, Chief Executive, Primark
Darren Blackhurst, Chief Executive, Matalan
Beth Butterwick, Managing Director, Bonmarche
GrouBiagio Chiarolanza and Franco Furnò, Chief Executive Officers, Benetton Group
Isak Andic (Chief Executive, Mango), Chief Executive, Mango
I call on you to pay compensation for full loss of earnings to the families who have lost relatives and to the workers injured in the Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is also vital that you sign the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement to prevent the future deaths of garment workers.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 40,000 signatures
    2. Primark bows to pressure and signs!

      Retailers Primark and H&M have bowed to popular pressure and signed the Bangladesh Safety Accord after over one million people called on retailers demanding action to ensure disasters like this can never happen again through negligence. Find out more: http://waronwant.org/news/latest-news/17881-primark-bows-to-pressure-and-signs-safety-agreement

      Primark bows to pressure and signs safety agreement

      Primark bows to pressure and signs safety agreement Retailers Primark and H&M have bowed to popular pressure and signed the Bangladesh Safety Accord after over one million people called on retailers demanding action to ensure disasters like this can never happen again through negligence.

    3. Reached 30,000 signatures
    4. Bonmarche added to petition

      British retailer Bonmarche has admitted it was supplied by companies based in the building that collapsed a week ago today. In response the company have today pledged support for those affected. This is simply not good enough.

      Therefore, Bonmarche has now joined Primark, Matalan and Mango on the 67,000 strong petition calling for retailers to pay full compensation to victims families and ensure all of the brands commit to act to ensure this kind of tragedy never happens again.

      Thank you to all those who have signed the petition to date - please share it as widely as possible

    5. Reached 25,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • bazi haq BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Am against selfish greedy men exploiting the vulnerable

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    • Janice Marshall WEMBLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      I want people to be treated fairly

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    • Ayo Adesina LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Why have these people not been compensated yet? Piss take!

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    • Koum Moukoko Sita LYON, FRANCE
      • 6 months ago

      Humanity and equality

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    • Jill Clay SCUNTHORPE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      People before profits not visa versa

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