About the Tazreen Claims Administration Trust
The Tazreen Claims Administration Trust (TCA) was set up in September 2015 order to oversee the implementation of a system for calculating and distributing loss of income payments to the families of those killed at Tazreen and to those workers who were injured in the fire.
The Tazreen Claims Administration Trust grew out of an initial agreement signed by C&A, the C&A Foundation, IndustriALL Global Union and the Clean Clothes Campaign in November 2014, which committed the parties to developing a scheme to provide loss of income payments to all those impacted by the Tazreen fire. The scheme would be based on a model originally developed after the Rana Plaza disaster.
In April 2015, with the support of the International Labour Organisation, the Tazreen Coordination Committee was established and the principles of the scheme were agreed. This Committee, which is made up of representatives from each of the original signatory organisations, has now agreed the details of the scheme and is now overseeing its implementation. The Coordination Committee is also tasked with raising funds to cover the payments awarded to eligible claimants.
A Tazreen Steering Committee, made up of Bangladeshi groups which work directly with impacted families, is advising the Coordination Committee on specific elements of the scheme and providing information on potential beneficiaries.
The day-to-day work of the Tazreen Claims Administration Trust is carried out by a small team of lawyers and data analysts based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The team is managed by the Executive Commissioner, Dr Mojtaba Kazazi. They are assisted by doctors from the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed, who will be carrying out medical assessments for injured claimants, and representatives from the Dutch-Bangla Bank, who will be assisting in setting up individual bank accounts for each eligible claimant.
The Tazreen Claims Administration Trust is funded by C&A Foundation.