Benetton fails to compensate Rana Plaza victims
Benetton is the only multinational company with confirmed links to the Rana Plaza factories which has refused to contribute a single penny to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund. The Fund was set up by the ILO in January 2013 to finance compensation payments to over five thousand individuals who either lost a relative or were injured in the garment industry’s worst ever industrial disaster.
On and around 10 December 2014, labour rights campaigners participated in street actions in France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and the U.S. demanding that Benetton immediately pay into the Fund. These street actions were complimented by online actions from all over the world, coordinated through the launch of a new website by the Clean Clothes Campaign targeted at Benetton.
Campaigners also called on franchise holders of Benetton stores throughout Europe to support the campaign by asking the Benetton Group to take immediate action.
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