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Victory: settlement with underwear factory Bratex
by Mirjam van Heugten published 29-07-2014 — filed under: , , , ,
We are pleased to announce that the Sri Lankan Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union (FTZ&GSEU) reached a settlement with the underwear factory Bratex and the US based company Fruit of the Loom.
Located in News / / 07 / 29
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
Indonesian wage trial: human rights violations 'systemic'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-06-2014 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: , , ,
After a two-day public hearing, the jury of the People's Tribunal to assess human rights abuses faced by workers in the Indonesian garment industry, announced its verdict today. Judges found overwhelming evidence of ‘systematic violation of the fundamental right to a life lived with human dignity' in an industry employing mostly women and said 'urgent action must be taken' by a variety of stakeholders.
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Withdrawal Jack Wolfskin due to misconduct factory owner Busana, not union work
by Mirjam van Heugten published 12-02-2014 last modified 12-02-2014 16:40 — filed under: , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign, Jack Wolfskin and the Fair Wear Foundation state that the withdrawal from the Busana Prima Global factory in Bogor, Indonesia was due to the lack of action from the factory owner to act upon labour right violations.
Located in News / / 02 / 12
Migrants fight to organise
by emma published 18-12-2013 — filed under: ,
Freedom of association or the right to organise is crucial for workers - migrants or not - to be able to exercise their right to decent work.
Located in Issues / Migrants: In Depth / Issues
File PDF document The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the human rights of workers to form or join trade unions and to bargain collectively
by Paul Roeland last modified 19-01-2016 10:40 — filed under: , , ,
Respect for the human rights of workers is fundamental to the human rights and business debate. With this paper from November 2012, we reaffirm the centrality of industrial relations to both the exercise of due diligence and the remediation of adverse human rights impacts within the framework of the UN Guiding Principles. This paper sets out what it means for a business enterprise to respect the rights of workers to join or form a trade union and the right to bargain collectively. Written by the International Trade Union Confederation, IndustriALL Global Union, the Clean Clothes Campaign and UNI Global Union.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
EU should use review to push for workers' rights and freedom of association in Bangladesh
by Christie Miedema published 17-05-2017 last modified 17-05-2017 07:16 — filed under: , , , , ,
Tomorrow, 18 May, the third annual review of the so-called "Sustainability Compact" between Bangladesh, the European Union and the International Labour Organization takes place in Dhaka. Despite optimism voiced by the EU, Bangladesh is still far from meeting its international labour rights' commitments and taking concrete steps enshrined under the Compact. A striking example is the wave of repression which the the Bangladeshi labour movement has faced since December 2016. Clean Clothes Campaign calls upon the EU, as well as brands, national governments and other stakeholders, to maintain pressure on the Bangladeshi government to improve labour conditions and comply with the Compact's demands.
Located in News / / 05 / 17
Indonesian wage trial: human rights violations 'systemic'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-06-2014 — filed under: , , ,
After a two-day public hearing, the jury of the People's Tribunal to assess human rights abuses faced by workers in the Indonesian garment industry, announced its verdict today. Judges found overwhelming evidence of ‘systematic violation of the fundamental right to a life lived with human dignity' in an industry employing mostly women and said 'urgent action must be taken' by a variety of stakeholders.
Located in News / / 06 / 24
Window-dressing in Bangladesh?
by Paul Roeland published 02-10-2014 — filed under: ,
In Bangladesh, about 4 million garment workers produce exports worth well over US$ 20 billion every year. Their work is rewarded with subsistence wages at best, and is often carried out in poorly constructed factories. However, organising in trade unions remains hazardous, as the industry is steeped in a culture of impunity.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014
News flash: Cambodian trial continues tomorrow
by Mirjam van Heugten published 20-05-2014 last modified 20-05-2014 11:23 — filed under: , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign and campaigners around the world continue to call for the immediate dropping of all charges and release of the 23 men arrested in Cambodia in January 2014. Today the third day of the trial was postponed again, to tomorrow.
Located in News / / 05 / 20