International Health and Safety Accord

Witness signatories welcome extension of Accord; call on brands to sign new agreement

A relative holds a picture of a missing garment worker who was working in the Rana Plaza building when it collapsed (Photo: Clean Clothes Campaign)

In a joint statement, the witness signatories to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh welcome the agreement between brands and unions to extend the life of the Accord for three additional months but reiterate their call on signatory brands to sign a new a new legally-binding safety agreement. The transition accord was scheduled to expire on May 31.