Wal-Mart and Gap Unveil Bangladesh Factory Safety Plan
The announcement by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety on Wednesday comes after 1,129 workers were killed in the collapse of a Bangladesh garment plant in April and another 112 people perished in November fire at a factory in the country.
A separate safety plan including coordinated inspections was announced by a group of mainly European brands on Monday.
A few student protesters were outside the building in Washington, where the plan was announced. The group United Students Against Sweatshops handed out leaflets, saying “Gap and Walmart: Bangladeshi Workers Reject Your Fake Safety Plan”.