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Death threat and harassment of union leaders
by Paul Roeland published 07-01-2015 — filed under: ,
There have been serious violations of the freedom to associate in a union at the Shahi Export factory in Karnataka, Southern India.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Death threats for Morales Montaño
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:13 — filed under: ,
José Enrique Morales Montaño was kidnapped by unknown men who threatened to kill him on 15 May 2012. Morales was a member of the Workers Support Centre (CAT) in Puebla. He was on his way to a hearing of the Local Conciliation and Arbitration Board where the CAT was defending the rights of a group of garment workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Dismissals instead of pay rise
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 30-04-2015 12:56 — filed under: ,
After the refusal of management to pay agreed-upon half-yearly salary increments, workers at the Palla & Co footwear factory in the Western province of Sri Lanka organised in a factory-level union. However, the management refused to engage in negotiations. Following subsequent workers’ protests, the factory management suspended fifteen union officials in November 2013 and dismissed 179 union members in December 2013.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Employees replaced by contract workers
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 14:30 — filed under: ,
The situation at the Modelama Exports factory in North India has not improved. Around 200 workers on permanent contracts were fired or forced to leave due to the lack of overtime hours offered to them. Many have been replaced with contract workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Factory appeals against workers' acquittal
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 13:47 — filed under: ,
Twelve garment workers who were charged with terrorism after setting up a trade union at a factory of Al Karam Textile Mills saw their acquittal by the Anti-Terrorism Court appealed against by factory management.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Factory inspection: threat of collapse
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Inspections carried out in June 2013 revealed that the building of Liberty Fashion Wears in Dhaka was at risk of collapse, and the lives of 5,000 workers were at risk. Immediate evacuation of the workers and restoration of the building were necessary. After the failure of the owner to make the much-needed repairs, several brands pulled out of the factory.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Factory tries to dodge inflation correction
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Gokaldas Exports refused to pay an increased inflation correction fee to approximately 9,900 workers in six of their factories in Bangalore. The Clean Clothes Campaign and the Workers Rights Consortium contacted main buyers H&M and Adidas. They discussed the issue with Gokaldas, after which the so-called Dearness Allowance was paid to the workers, including back payment.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Fire kills 286 – despite social responsibility certificate
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:10 — filed under: ,
In September 2012 Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi was devastated by a fire, resulting in the death of 286 trapped workers. The factory produced jeans and other apparel for German discounter KiK. Just a month before the fire, the factory had been certified as meeting international labour standards by Social Accountability International.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Fire kills eight young women
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Smart Export Garment in Dhaka is yet another site in Bangladesh where a deadly fire took place in 2013. It took the life of eight young women, and severely injured 25 others. Among the global brands with production at the factory were Inditex, New Look, KiK, Scott & Fox and Solo Invest.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Fire victims not yet fully compensated
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
A total of 286 workers died and dozens were injured when a fire destroyed the Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi on September 11, 2012. Throughout 2013 the Clean Clothes Campaign has been putting pressure on the main buying company KiK to pay long-term compensation to the victims and the families of the deceased.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013