Nordic fashion brands need to tackle abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish garment factories

Nordic fashion brands need to tackle abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish garment factories

18-01-2017 07:10

Thousands of Syrian refugees work long hours in Turkey’s apparel factories in unhealthy conditions with salaries below the minimum wage. Despite Turkey being an important sourcing market for the Nordic brands H&M, KappAhl, Lindex, Gina Tricot and Varner (BikBok, Cubus, Carlings et al), the companies are not doing enough to prevent discrimination of Syrians in their supply chains, according to a report by Fair Action and Future in our hands.

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Bangladeshi garment workers face mass firings and criminal charges

Bangladeshi garment workers face mass firings and criminal charges

05-01-2017 13:50

Since last month's wage protests began in the capital of Bangladesh many workers as well as several grassroots worker organizations located in the region faced a series of repressive actions. About 2,000 workers were fired. Ten cases filed at the Ashulia police station accuse 1,500 unnamed workers and 150 named workers of vandalism, looting, threatening other workers, and assaulting factory officials. At least 13 union leaders and activists, many of whom had no association with the protests, were detained or arrested. As of January 4, 2017, at least 11 remain in police custody.

Victory: Company drops legal case against Romanian journalist reporting on dire working conditions

Victory: Company drops legal case against Romanian journalist reporting on dire working conditions

22-12-2016 16:40

An international campaign convinced the Italian-owned factory Maglierie Cristian Impex in Romania to drop the trial against a Romanian investigative journalist for reporting on dire working conditions in one of the largest producers of garments in Romania. The factory employs around 900 people and produces for luxury brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Marco Polo and LaCoste, but also for high street fashion brands such as Zara and Bershka.

CCC urge EU to address Sri Lanka's labour violations prior to re-admission GSP+

CCC urge EU to address Sri Lanka's labour violations prior to re-admission GSP+

30-11-2016 15:30

Clean Clothes Campaign, IndustriALL Global Union and the International Trade Union Confederation urge the European Union to adopt a roadmap for Sri Lanka with time-bound measures to comply with the ILO core conventions before the country can benefit from GSP+. Sri Lanka is currently in serious breach of those conventions.

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