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Safety scheme GAP and Walmart only 'empty promises'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 10-07-2013 last modified 10-07-2013 19:23 — filed under: , , , , ,
Walmart and Gap – joined by many, but not all, US brands and retailers – have refused to sign the binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Instead, they offer a program that mimics the Accord rhetorically, but that omits the features that make an agreement meaningful. We explain why this scheme falls far short.
Located in News / / 07 / 10
Compensation not charity for fire and collapse victims
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-07-2013 last modified 02-09-2013 08:45 — filed under: , , , , ,
Update 09/08/2013: IndustriALL have postponed the meetings on compensation for those affected by the Tazreen fire and Rana Plaza building collapse, to 11th September (Tazreen) and 12th September (Rana Plaza). The meetings will now take place in Geneva. The decision to postpone follows the sudden ill health of the IndustriALL representative in Bangladesh. For more information see: http://www.industriall-union.org/bangladesh-compensation-meetings-rescheduled
Located in News / / 07 / 24
Cautious welcome to brand compensation, Rana Plaza
by Paul Roeland published 01-05-2013 last modified 18-06-2013 06:30 — filed under: , , , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is giving a cautious welcome to the announcements of five brands implicated in the Rana Plaza tragedy that they will pay compensation to victims of the building collapse last Wednesday. They also urge more of the 50 plus brands linked to the disaster to step forward. The details of the brands’ proposals have not been published.
Located in News / / 05 / 01
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.
Located in News / / 05 / 02
Take action: Make sure Benetton pays what they owe
by Mirjam van Heugten published 19-03-2014 — filed under: , , , ,
We know that Benetton cares about what people think. They only signed the Accord last year following a million signature campaign demanding they did so. Now they are avoiding their obligation and are ignoring the plight of the Rana Plaza victims. Benetton must take responsibility now.
Located in News / / 03 / 19
More brands commit to the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh
by Paul Roeland published 14-05-2013 last modified 18-09-2013 10:23 — filed under: , , , ,
This list will be updated as soon as official confirmation comes in. Last update: Aug 28 2013
Located in News / / 05 / 14
We made it! - Global Breakthrough as Retail Brands sign up to Bangladesh Factory Safety Deal
by Paul Roeland published 15-05-2013 last modified 15-05-2013 23:38 — filed under: , ,
Geneva 16 May 2013 – The world’s leading retail labels commit to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh before the midnight deadline. The Accord now covers more than 1000 Bangladeshi garment factories. Implementation starts now!
Located in News / / 05 / 16
Call on Gap to protect Bangladeshi workers' lives
by Geertjan Davelaar published 26-10-2012 last modified 23-01-2014 09:20 — filed under: , , , ,
Since 2006 at least 500 Bangladeshi garment workers have died in factory fires while sewing clothing for giant fashion companies, like Gap and H&M. Future tragic deaths could be prevented if companies like Gap would follow the lead of brands like Tommy Hilfiger and the German retailer Tchibo, by agreeing to a fire safety program that includes really independent inspections, mandatory repairs and renovations of safety hazards, a central role for workers and unions, transparency and binding commitments to protect workers.
Located in News / / 10 / 26
Four years after Rana Plaza: steps in the right direction but a lot remains to be done
by Christie Miedema last modified 26-04-2017 13:17 — filed under: , , , , ,
On 24 April 2017 the Clean Clothes Campaign network will be remembering those killed and injured at Rana Plaza, the multi-story building which collapsed in Bangladesh four years ago. In a statement released today Clean Clothes Campaign sends its thoughts and sympathies to those still grieving for their loved ones, and those still suffering from the physical and psychological scars left by the disaster. Clean Clothes Campaign is also marking the fourth anniversary of Rana Plaza by outlining a set of key actions needed from governments, brands and employers on building safety, workers rights and transparency. These actions are needed to deliver the fundamental change promised in the aftermath of the disaster.
Located in News / / 04 / 21
Accord Safety Bangladesh announces implementation plan
by Paul Roeland published 08-07-2013 last modified 10-07-2013 09:31 — filed under: , , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign, as one of the witnesses to signing of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, congratulates the implementation team on the excellent progress that has been made, which has the potential to make a real difference to the lives of Bangladeshi garment workers. We welcome the strong commitment from brands to improving health and safety in Bangladeshi garment factories,' says Ben Vanpeperstraete, Clean Clothes Campaign.
Located in News / / 07 / 08