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New report CCC: Six months on from Rana Plaza
by emma published 23-10-2013 last modified 24-10-2013 15:16 — filed under: , , ,
Thursday 24th October marks six months since the deadliest disaster to hit the garment industry, when Rana Plaza collapsed. With over 1,100 people killed and thousands more injured the battle for full and fair compensation continues. Find the latest update on brand involvement in the Rana Plaza and Tazreen compensation proces in the report.
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Benetton and Mango: Rana Plaza survivors risk losing their homes
by Mirjam van Heugten published 01-08-2013 last modified 12-08-2013 13:51 — filed under: , , , , ,
Thousands of you joined us last May by sending a message to the brands linked to the Tazreen fire and Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, demanding that they take responsibility by paying compensation. We need your help again. Without adequate compensation, workers now risk losing their homes. Tell Benetton and Mango that the right for compensation unites all people.
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Bangladesh labour NGO wins fight for registration
by Mirjam van Heugten published 02-09-2013 last modified 09-09-2013 19:51 — filed under: ,
The Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) have their official NGO registration reinstated following a three year battle against repression and harassment.
Located in News / / 09 / 02
New Bangladesh minimum wage level greeted with disappointment
by emma published 20-11-2013 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: , ,
Ahead of the expected announcement of a new minimum wage of 5,300 taka (€50.32) by the Government of Bangladesh, activists are disappointed that it still falls a long way short of a living wage, leaving millions of garment workers still earning poverty wages.
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Rana Plaza: Demands to brands
by Paul Roeland published 02-05-2013 last modified 28-05-2013 14:50 — filed under: , , , ,
We are calling on all brands sourcing from the devastated Rana Plaza factories which collapsed on Wednesday 24th April 2013 to provide emergency relief, medical costs and compensation to all those affected by the fire.
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Labour Start launch petition calling on brands to Pay Up
by emma published 09-03-2014 last modified 31-03-2014 13:30 — filed under: , , ,
Global trade unions join Clean Clothes Campaign in the Pay Up campaign.
Located in News / / 03 / 09
Another deadly fire - despite early warnings
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In October 2013 a fire broke out at Aswad Composite Mills, a fabric factory near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, resulting in the death of seven people and leaving 50 injured. Just a week earlier, the factory had received a formal government notification stating that the building was unsafe for work. However, they continued to operate. The factory was producing fabric for H&M, Primark and Walmart, amongst others.
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Bittersweet victory after years of struggle
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
After years of repression by the Bangladeshi government, the NGO registration of the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity was reinstated in August 2013. All of the many charges pressed against them have been dropped in the course of 2013 and 2014.
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Factory inspection: threat of collapse
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Inspections carried out in June 2013 revealed that the building of Liberty Fashion Wears in Dhaka was at risk of collapse, and the lives of 5,000 workers were at risk. Immediate evacuation of the workers and restoration of the building were necessary. After the failure of the owner to make the much-needed repairs, several brands pulled out of the factory.
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Tortured and fired for demanding a fair wage
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In early 2013, garment workers at the MN Sweater factory near Dhaka realised they had not been paid what they were entitled to. When sixteen of them complained, they were tortured and fired by the factory's management. The Clean Clothes Campaign, together with the 3F union, has been working to achieve justice for the workers.
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