Remembering Occupational Victims of Rana Plaza
With due respect and honor, Rana Plaza Accident Victims Rights Network organized a human chain and placed flowers at the accident site of Rana Plaza RNG Factory on April 24th, 2016 to mark the 3rd anniversary of the tragic accident happened three years back, where 1100 RMG workers lost life. OSJE played led role in formation of Rana Plaza Victims Network for raising voices of accident victims to ensure fair compensation, rehabilitation and reintegration of the survivors. Photo -2-1, Photo -2-2,
Mr. Repon Chowdhury, Executive Director of OSHE Foundation urged to the government for necessary action to meet the demand raised by the accident victims and rights activists.
3 YEARS OF RANA PLAZA: Justice Remains Elusive
The Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation ( OSHE) as part of its ongoing action towards ensuring social protection for the workplace accident victims and affected families, a discussion meeting was organized in a hall overlooking the site to assess the present status of compensation and rehabilitation of the victims. Network member Ohidul Islam stated that the government should ensure that justice is delivered, laws are enforced and that the employers and erring officials will be held accountable. Victims should receive just and fair compensation immediately while ensuring workplace safety to prevent future tragedies. Network member Ankhi also demanded free treatment facilities (both short and long term), rehabilitation of the survivors, provision of alternate jobs, education of impacted children and most importantly establishment of a special tribunal for speedy delivery of justice.
Representatives from the Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) Sanjiv Pandita and Omana George from Hong Kong, Jagdish Patel from People's Training Research Centre (PTRC), India, Mohit Gupta, ANROEV coordinator, Executive Director of OSHE Foundation Repon Chowdhury and several union leaders were present as special guests to express solidarity with the victims’ rights network.