Just Jeans are refusing to take action to stop workers from being hurt or killed -- like they were in the Rana Plaza factory fire and collapse in April this year -- by holding out on signing the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord. After more than 1000 workers were killed in this disaster, over 80 companies have signed the Accord, but Just Jeans is refusing. We need to send the CEO a message that their refusal to sign is just not acceptable!
Under the Accord, all signatory companies must agree to independent safety inspections with public reports on all Bangladeshi suppliers, mandatory repairs and renovations, the obligation by brands to underwrite the costs of safety upgrades, and repercussions for suppliers that refuse to improve conditions including the termination of business.
The Just Group owns many well known Australian brands like Just Jeans, Dotti, Portmans, Peter Alexander, Jay Jays, Smiggle, and Jacqui E to name a few.
Just Group profits from Bangladeshi workers, who are mainly women, working long hours in sweatshop conditions for very little pay. Worse yet, terrible tragedies over the past few months have shown that conditions are incredible dangerous, and often deadly.
Add your name below and tell Just Group: there’s no excuse for not protecting the safety of your workers.