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New report looks at company progress towards a living wage
by emma published 31-03-2014 last modified 31-03-2014 13:29 — filed under: , ,
Tailored Wages is an in depth study of the policies and practices companies are doing - or not - to implement a living wage.
Located in News / / 03 / 31
News flash: violent crackdown of Tuba protest Bangladesh
by Mirjam van Heugten published 05-08-2014 last modified 11-08-2014 09:57 — filed under: , , , , ,
Update 11 August 2014 - Last Sunday, after 14 days of hunger strike, the Tuba group workers received their three months wages. The remaining demands still stand. Earlier that weekend, all arrested union leaders had been released.
Located in News / / 08 / 05
Esprit and Li & Fung leave Hey Tekstil workers hanging
by Geertjan Davelaar published 01-11-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , , ,
For over eight months groups of Hey Tekstil workers have protested in Istanbul for their unpaid wages, severance and other payments from Li & Fung, one of the world’s largest garment trading companies. Li & Fung was sourcing almost all of the production at Hey Tekstil for one brand: Esprit, when the workers were fired without pay.
Located in News / / 11 / 01
Stop Wage Theft Campaign
by Geertjan Davelaar published 08-03-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Many people can sympathize with the Robin Hood ‘stealing from the rich to give to the poor’ ideology, but in Haryana, India, the opposite is happening. Mazdoor Ekta Manch is seeking your support for their Stop Wage Theft campaign. Please sign their petition.
Located in News / / 03 / 08
Cambodia wages strike: Sacked workers still waiting for justice
by Geertjan Davelaar 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.
Located in News / / 11 / 11
Garment Workers In Cambodia On Strike
by Geertjan Davelaar 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 Davelaar 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
File PDF document Stitching a Decent Wage Across Borders: The Asia Floor Wage Proposal
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:41 — filed under: , ,
All garment workers in Asia need a wage increase. But often, when workers struggle to improve their wages and conditions in one country, companies relocate to another country, where wages and conditions are lower. So workers are afraid to fight for better wages, because they might lose their jobs. This report from 2009 outlines the proposal for a basic wage for all workers in Asia.
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Bata refuses to step up for the people who made their shoes
by Mirjam van Heugten published 25-09-2014 last modified 11-05-2015 13:03 — filed under: , , ,
Shoe company Bata refuses to take any responsibility for the resolution of a labour rights conflict arising at the factory Palla & Co., a Sri Lankan shoe factory. Workers say its owner repeatedly refused to pay workers an agreed upon pay rise. Bata, who was sourcing from the factory at the time of the labour conflict, cut its commercial relationship with Palla & Co. in late 2013.
Located in News / / 09 / 25
Key findings Migrant report Thailand
by Mirjam van Heugten published 18-12-2014 last modified 18-12-2014 11:18 — filed under: , , , , ,
In 2012, the Thailand Textile Institute (THTI) set out an ambitious 300 million THB (7.29 million EURi) plan to develop the national textile and garment industry over four years, with the aim of transforming Thailand into Southeast Asia's fashion centreii. The focal point of garment production is located in Mae Sot, Tak Province, roughly 500km northwest of Bangkok on the border with Myanmar.
Located in News / / 12 / 18