By  on August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh said that the Bangladesh government’s Inspector General has filed a case against Newtech Apparels Ltd. for failing to comply with an evacuation order that is endangering the lives of garment employees working in an unsafe multistory building.

The accord, led by IndustriAll Global Union and UNI Global Union and signed by 180 companies, including H&M, Marks & Spencer, Carrefour, Primark and C&A, was launched in May 2013 amid intense global scrutiny following a fire and building collapse in the country’s apparel industry that claimed the lives of more than 1,200 workers.

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