Global unions IndustriALL and UNI have called on fashion brands to sign the second Bangladesh Accord for Building and Fire Safety, a platform of European retailers that extends the legally-binding commitment to factory safety in Bangladesh for three more years. The brands were urged to sign by 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work, but many are yet to. Geneva-based IndustriALL Global Union and Nyon-based UNI Global Union feel the extension of the Accord is currently the ‘only credible way’ to prevent life-threatening hazards in garment factories in the country, according to a report from IndustriALL. Many brands not singing it shows their lack of commitment to staying the course to prevent another Rana Plaza tragedy, it said.