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Wire | September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014

MSN Wire

September 16, 2014 

Over 50 organizations call on Canadian government to support survivors of Rana Plaza tragedy

Over fifty human rights, religious, international development, trade union, women’s, teacher, student, community and investor organizations have released an Open Letter calling on the Canadian government to publicly urge Canadian companies whose apparel products are made in Bangladesh to contribute generously to a trust fund for the approximately 2,500 workers injured and the families of over 1,100 workers killed in the Rana Plaza building collapse.

The Open Letter also requests that the Canadian government offer to match all corporate and other contributions to the Trust Fund, and to encourage the Bangladeshi government and industry association to increase their contributions and ensure their public accountability.

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