Rana Plaza victims receive Primark’s aid

Primark has completed paying over 95 percent of long-term compensations to 668 Rana Plaza disaster victims till last Monday.
All the workers worked for New Wave Bottoms, a supplier of the British retailer.
In a statement on Tuesday Primark said, “The remaining claimants are yet to receive compensation because either the individuals require a high level of support or their dependants have come forward very recently.”
The payments were made through Brac Bank and bKash to the family members of the dead and injured workers.
“This approach to compensation involved medical and vulnerability assessments,” said the statement.
According to Primark, impact of the injury and the level of disability were taken into account while the compensations were made.
In the case of the dependents of the deceased and missing workers, it was according to actuarial estimates of lost earnings.
Primark’s total aid stands at $14 million while the company also made a payment of $1 million to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund, chaired by the International Labour Organisation.
The company also said in the statement that it will continue to monitor the welfare of victims with long-term injuries or loss of earnings.

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