Further update on Rana Plaza short-term aid
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.
Primark would like to thank the following individuals and organisations for their support with the event : The Principal of Savar Cantonment Public School and College, BRAC bank , the students of Dhaka University, Standard Chartered Bank, the police and local administration of Savar, and the General Officer Commanding 9th Division, who led the rescue attempt at Rana Plaza.
Short-Term Financial Assistance Package
Primark, in a process agreed with IndustriALL Bangladesh Council, will complete the registration of close to 4,000 former employees (or their dependents) of the Rana Plaza complex by the end of this week. Registration began last week.
This registration process is needed to enable the secure payment of short-term financial aid, the equivalent of 3 months wages, to all the Rana Plaza employees. The vast majority of these employees made clothes for retail brands other than Primark.
This short term assistance recognises that the process to establish long-term compensation will take time, in order to ensure the payments are made to the appropriate beneficiaries, and that individuals considered to be vulnerable are supported appropriately.
To date Primark will have committed some US$1 million to its food distribution programme, and short-term financial support.