Workers and families who registered for the short-term financial assistance provided by Primark have now received the second support payment, equivalent to a further three months’ salary. Payments were made to 3621 workers and their families via the bKash bank (a BRAC bank company). A further 18 workers who remain in hospital will also receive the payment.
On 13th September 2013, Primark, in co-operation with trade union IndustriALL Bangladesh Council, held a further event in Dhaka, Bangladesh to register 296 workers for short-term financial aid. This follows previous events in June and July where 3333 workers registered for the support provided by Primark (equivalent to three months' wages), and brings the total number of workers registered to 3, 602.
Primark has recently begun working with the United Federation of Garments Workers, a trade union body, to provide essential support for workers who remain in hospital or receiving medical treatment.
Primark is pleased to have registered 801 workers and relatives of the deceased for short-term financial support in the third and final event organised with IndustriALL. This brings the number of workers from Rana Plaza registered for short-term support to 3333 workers. Primark has also visited the injured workers who remain in hospital to ensure that they are provided with this aid.
Following the Rana Plaza disaster, Primark, announced on 5 June it had begun its own inspections of buildings housing its suppliers in Bangladesh. This programme is in advance of the company’s intention to implement the Accord on Building and Fire Safety.
Primark is pleased to have registered 2,395 workers and relatives of the deceased for short-term financial support today in an event organised with IndustriALL. This brings the number of workers from Rana Plaza registered for short-term support to 2,673. We are aware that there are further workers from the building who will register in due course.