Cotton On Group And National Union Of Workers Enterprise Agreement

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Cotton On is a proud signatory to the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord. Following the initial signing of the agreement in 2014, the group signed a three-year commitment this year under the 2018 agreement with a group of more than 50 global retailers. Together, we are committed to improving the conditions of factory workers in Bangladesh, while ensuring that the apparel industry is both safe and sustainable. The Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord is an independent agreement to make all garment factories in Bangladesh safe jobs. It includes independent plant fire safety inspections, electrical and construction tests, and public reports on the results of these inspections. The agreement is a legally binding agreement. It has been signed by more than 150 apparel companies from 20 countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia; two global unions, IndustriALL and UNI; and many trade unions in Bangladesh. Clean Clothes Campaign, Workers` Rights Consortium, International Labour Rights Forum and Maquila Solidarity Network are witnesses to the agreement. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is an independent president. The group is proud to have signed the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Agreement in 2013. Over the past five years, more than 80,000 safety violations in the garment factories of the signatory companies have been corrected and 500 factories are more than 90% sanitized by the agreement. For more information on the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord, click here.

The full-fledged bank found that the Commission had misjudged the relevant tests of the Fair Work Act and had improperly applied the relevant provisions that had been put first in the decision not to approve the agreement. It was on this basis that the appeal decision was made and the original decision was set aside. We actively encourage workers at our partner factories to reveal serious issues to us – their rights are our main concerns. Staff interviews are an important part of the process, which allows us to ensure that we listen to the needs of our workers. We employ accountants to carry out independent checks of our supplier partners. All workers are entitled to association, union membership and collective bargaining, as well as appropriate representation of workers. If the rights of both parties are limited by law, the appropriate channels must be designed to ensure the proper and independent exercise of those rights. In January 2014, in addition to the 14 business rules, we implemented an ethical sourcing audit to ensure that our partners clearly understand and meet our expectations. Each year, we compare our audit process to international standards covering the areas of fire and safety, management practices, workers` rights, plant conditions, waste management and the environment.