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File PDF document Cashing In - Giant Retailers, Purchasing Practices, and Working Conditions in the Garment Industry
by Paul Roeland last modified 19-01-2016 12:08 — filed under: , , , , ,
Read “Cashing In” the CCC’s report from 2009 on five top global retailers: Carrefour, Walmart, Tesco, Aldi, and Lidl, that sheds light on the poor working conditions where these discounters produce their clothes and takes the companies to task for failing to take sufficient action to address these problems. Addressing purchasing practices is one of the key issues included in the CCC’s recommendations for the retailers.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
File PDF document Wal-Mart's Sweatshop Monitoring Fails to Catch Violations: The Story of Toys Made in China for Wal-Mart
by Paul Roeland last modified 24-04-2013 18:57 — filed under: , ,
Field research by Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) conducted in 2007 shows that Wal-Mart consistently fails to catch and stop serious labor violations in its Chinese supplier factories. Indeed, the working conditions in Wal-Mart’s Chinese supplier factories are increasingly falling below the International Labor Organization’s defined minimum standard for socially acceptable work. Interviews conducted between June 2005 and December 2006 with eighty-two workers at five Wal-Mart toy supplier factories in the industrial zones of Shenzhen and Zhuhai in Guangdong province uncovered widespread illegal and unethical labor practices that previously eluded Wal-Mart auditors.
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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
Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety overstates progress while workers' lives remain at risk
by Christie Miedema published 21-11-2016 last modified 21-11-2016 09:19 — filed under: , , , ,
An analysis published by labour rights organizations today reveals considerable delays in repairing safety defects in factories supplying member companies of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. Even more concerning is the fact that the Alliance overstates progress: many of the factories listed as "on track" on the Alliance website still face major safety hazards. This means that hundred thousands of workers stitching clothes for Walmart, Gap, VF Corporation, Target and Hudson's Bay Company, and their European subsidiaries Asda (Walmart), Galeria Kaufhof and Galeria Inno (both HBC), continue to work in hazardous conditions. These brands, despite knowing about these risks for a considerable time, have failed to make sure these factories are safe.
Located in News / / 11 / 21
Demand justice for the victims of the Tazreen fire
by geertjan 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 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