Management Consulting Report - the Children's Place, Rana Plaza Collapse

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In April 2013, the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed and killed over 1,000 people. The Children’s Place had a supplier in the Rana Plaza Factory. A year after the tragedy, CTV News reports that “B.C. Federation of Labor members gathered at Metrotown Mall to picket The Children’s Place…Protesters marched through the mall carrying signs and chanting, ‘Hey now, what do you know? Children’s Place has blood on their clothes.’” It is clear that the Children’s Place has to do more via participation and voice to create the common good for its workers and the rest of the world. The B.C. Federation of Labor’s, Irene Lanzinger, claimed that the Children’s Place owes $8 million in compensation to the families of the victims, but has paid only a small amount of $450,000 to the over 1,000 families who have lost a loved one. Labor Activists also want the Children’s Place to “sign The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, an independent agreement that has already been signed by 150 companies,” according to CTV News. Irene Lanzinger believes that more and more retailers signing the agreement would lead to more building inspections and safer working conditions. The Children’s Place did not sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, it did become a member of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. On their website, the Children’s Place writes: “We are pleased to announce The Children’s Place has joined forces with other leading North American apparel retailers, and former U.S. Senators George Mitchell and Olympia Snowe, to create the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. This Alliance will empower and protect workers by significantly elevating fire and building safety in Bangladeshi garment factories. As a member of this Alliance, we have signed on to a binding, five-year agreement that will be transparent, results-oriented, measurable

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