Bangladesh factory collapse

The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh killed 1,129 people, ranking among the world’s worst industrial accidents and spurred retailers and clothing brands to improve safety standards at suppliers.

Garment workers shout slogans during An August 24 protest in Dhaka. Relatives of missing garment workers from the Rana Plaza collapse say they are still waiting for compensation four months after the accident. Photo: Xinhua

Retailers divided over Bangladesh factory victims compensation

A group of retailers and clothing brands failed on Thursday to establish compensation funds for the victims of two Bangladesh factory disasters, as many companies that sourced clothes from the buildings decided not to take part in the process.