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Arrested union leader Vorn Pao speaks from prison
by Mirjam van Heugten published 11-03-2014 last modified 11-03-2014 10:57 — filed under: , ,
In December last year, violence against garment workers began after Cambodian unions called a national strike. Workers were demanding an increase in the minimum wage to USD 160 per month. As protests continued, the police and military responded with violence on January 2 and 3, killing at least 4 people and injuring almost 40. Among those who were arrested with violence is Vorn Pao, union leader of the Independent Democratic Informal Economy Association (IDEA). In February, he smuggled a letter out of prison.
Located in News / / 03 / 11
Victory: All 23 released from jail in Cambodia
by Mirjam van Heugten published 02-06-2014 last modified 02-06-2014 09:34 — filed under: , ,
On Friday 30th May, the court convicted and then released the 23 garment workers and unionists who were arrested during the violent crackdown of the wage protest in Cambodia last January. Their sentences were suspended after huge pressure from international campaign groups and unions.
Located in News / / 06 / 02
Over 300 Striking Garment Workers Still Victimised
by geertjan published 11-01-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:25 — filed under: ,
Thanks to all of you who took action after our appeal in January: since then over a 160 workers who had been dismissed after striking for better wages have got their jobs back. Pressure on international brands that subcontract production to these factories, like Gap, H&M and Zara, has yielded substantial results, but more remains to be done.
Located in News / / 01 / 11
Update Cambodian Strike
by geertjan published 15-12-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 16:03 — filed under: ,
On November 18th Sous Chantha, a trade union leader, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Unions (C.CAWDU) believes this arrest to be a frame-up in order to disturb his union activities. Sous Chanta risks 2 to 5 years in jail.
Located in News / / 12 / 15
Cambodia wages strike: Sacked workers still waiting for justice
by geertjan published 11-11-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
787 Cambodian workers are still waiting for reinstatement almost two months after they were sacked for participating in a strike for better wages. CCC has contacted the major buyers from the factories involved, including Gap, Zara and H&M, to demand that these workers are allowed to return to work immediately.
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Garment Workers In Cambodia On Strike
by geertjan published 13-09-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
On Thursday 16 September Cambodian union leaders decided to a temporary cessation of a mass strike calling for a living wage of 93 US $. The strike started on Monday 13 September with 60.000 workers but won quickly in importance with 200,000 participating workers in over 90 factories at the moment of cessation. The government invited the unions for a negotiation meeting that will take place on September 27. This is occurring in an on-going climate of threat of retaliation for supporting the striking worker rights.
Located in News / / 09 / 13
Over 200 Cambodian trade union leaders suspended or illegally dismissed after mass strike ends
by geertjan published 24-09-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:22 — filed under: , ,
The CCC is asking garment brands and retailers sourcing from Cambodia to ensure that 261 factory unionists who have been unfairly dismissed or suspended from work are immediately reinstated in their factories. The CCC is also deeply concerned about reports of ongoing violence against trade unionists and labour-rights activists, legal threats against organisers, and court-sponsored retaliation against union members.
Located in News / / 09 / 24
Cambodian garment workers commence strike for a living wage
by emma published 17-04-2014 last modified 17-04-2014 11:47 — filed under: , ,
Today, thousands of garment workers in Cambodia will stay at home as part of a new series of actions to demand of a living wage.
Located in News / / 04 / 17
Top global sports brands adidas and Mizuno shamefully defy international standards on workers’ rights in Indonesia
by Christie Miedema published 29-09-2017 last modified 12-10-2017 17:47 — filed under: , , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign issues the following statement in response to the refusal of adidas and Mizuno to pay what is owed to workers who made their shoes in Indonesia:
Located in News / / 09 / 29
Join our action: Tell Bata to stop cut-and-run Sri Lanka
by Mirjam van Heugten published 15-12-2014 last modified 11-05-2015 13:33 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Bata admits to a cut-and-run after a conflict in one of the factories in Sri Lanka which made their shoes. One year ago, close to 200 workers were fired after they complained about not getting their salary increases. Join our action, tell Bata on facebook and rate Bata on their own rating page:
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