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This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.
After months of fighting for Next to formally recognise the Free Trade Zones & General Services Employees Unions branch union within the Next Manufacturing Ltd (NML) factory, workers from the NML factory in Sri Lanka have finally secured victory. We celebrate with all the workers who have fought for their right to join a union and refused to give up in face of a reluctant management.
We welcome the introduction of human rights due diligence as an obligation through the new supply chain law that was passed today in Germany. However, the law also has some serious shortcomings. We are calling for the upcoming EU level legislation to introduce comprehensive due diligence obligations and ensure access to justice for the victims, including through civil procedure.
Global unions and negotiating signatory companies have announced that they agreed upon a three month extension of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to allow for more time to conclude negotiations on a new binding safety agreement. Without such an agreement, apparel brands’ and factories’ efforts towards factory safety would cease to be legally binding and would lack union participation, thus reducing the task to make factories safer to an exercise in self-monitoring.