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Global living wage campaign for Cambodia kicks off
by Mirjam van Heugten published 20-11-2015 last modified 20-11-2015 09:24 — filed under: , , , , , ,
On the first day of a wave of international actions, Clean Clothes Campaign announces its support for the demand of a coalition of Cambodian unions that the multinational brands must ensure a minimum wage of US $177. Today, thousands of women and men in Cambodia and around the world, will wear stickers saying “brands must provide a living wage for workers!” in factories which produce apparel for major global brands such as H&M, Inditex, Levi's and GAP.
Located in News / / 11 / 20
Bangladeshi garment workers face mass firings and criminal charges
by Mirjam van Heugten published 05-01-2017 last modified 05-01-2017 14:51 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Since last month's wage protests began in Dhaka, Bangladesh thousands of workers along with several grass-roots worker organizations located in the region faced a series of repressive actions from their employers and the government. An estimated 2 - 3000 workers were fired, while numerous legal cases filed at the Ashulia police station accuse at least 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.
Located in News / / 01 / 05
Agreement on Tazreen compensation announced
by Mirjam van Heugten published 23-11-2014 last modified 24-11-2014 02:12 — filed under: , , , , ,
Two years after over 120 people lost their lives trapped in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, an agreement has been reached between IndustriALL Global Union and their local affiliates, Clean Clothes Campaign and C&A on a system for delivering compensation to the victims of the tragedy.
Located in News / / 11 / 23
C&A's compensation for Bangladeshi fire victims falls short
by Geertjan Davelaar published 04-03-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 14:00 — filed under: , , , ,
Last week, C&A outlined its compensation package for the Tazreen victims. C&A fails to base calculations for the compensation package for the Tazreen’s victims on relevant international standards and established best practices.
Located in News / / 03 / 05
Demand justice for the victims of the Tazreen fire
by Geertjan Davelaar published 19-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:55 — filed under: , , , , , ,
On the 24th November 2012, at least 112 workers died in the fire at Tazreen Fashions, a garment factory near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Many of the workers jumped to their deaths trying to escape from the nine story building. Others, unable to escape the blaze, were burned alive. Tazreen produced for a host of well known brand names, including C&A, KIK, Walmart, Li & Fung, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Disney, Dickies, Sean Comb (ENYCE) and Kmart/Sears.
Located in News / / 12 / 19
Tazreen fire: What brands should do, and their responses so far
by Geertjan Davelaar published 19-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:56 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Brands should help the victims. The brands should take swiftly a clear principle commitment on compensation, which needs to be negotiated with the trade unions representing the workers at Tazreen, and be based on international standards as well as established precedents and customs in Bangladesh. The international buyers from the Tazreen factory bear responsibility for full redress of the victims, which includes contribution to the loss of income and damages for the injured and families of the dead.
Located in News / / 12 / 19
Vigils at European C&A stores for justice Tazreen fire victims
by Geertjan Davelaar published 05-12-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , , ,
This week Clean Clothes Campaigns in Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Austria organise candlelight vigils in front of C&A stores. The labour rights group calls upon C&A and other buyers from the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh to ensure compensation to the victims, take credible steps to prevent future tragedies in the industry and support a full and transparent investigation into the fires. C&A and Li&Fung have confirmed that they were sourcing from Tazreen at the time of the fire that caused the death of at least 112 workers, and injured more than 50. Other companies that confirmed sourcing from Tazreen in the past year include Spanish companies Sfera and Hipercor (subsidaries of El Corte Inglés) and the German discounter KIK.
Located in News / / 12 / 05
Global brands leave Cambodian workers fainting over fashion
by Mirjam van Heugten published 10-12-2015 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
On International Human Rights Day, labour network Clean Clothes Campaign joins more than 25 countries in a global call on major brands such as H&M, GAP, Levi's and Inditex to make sure Cambodian workers receive US$177 as a first step towards a living wage.
Located in News / / 12 / 10
Brands must intervene to win release of imprisoned labour leaders in Bangladesh
by Mirjam van Heugten published 19-01-2017 last modified 31-01-2017 15:33 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Twenty-two human and labour rights organizations from around the world are calling on H&M, C&A, Inditex, Gap and VF to press for the release of unjustly imprisoned Bangladeshi union leaders and worker rights advocates and the reinstatement of 1,500 workers suspended or terminated for taking part in a wage strike. Sign the petition!
Located in News / / 01 / 19