Shoppers threaten boycott of retailers who avoid safety pact
Some of Australia’s biggest retailers are facing threats of a consumer boycott after failing to sign an international agreement to improve fire safety and working conditions in Bangladesh, following the country’s worst industrial accident.
Woolworths and Kmart – which have factories operating in Bangladesh – have declined to sign the legally binding agreement that compels retailers operating in Bangladesh to improve conditions and pay for factory repairs and fire safety by this week’s deadline.
Clothing retailer Cotton On said it would decide in the ”next couple of weeks”. Target said it was still considering whether to sign.