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Initial agreement reached on compensation
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 15:22 — filed under: ,
The fire at the nine-storey Tazreen factory in Dhaka in 2012 killed at least 112 workers, and left hundreds injured. Two years later, an initial agreement on compensation for the victims has been reached.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Intimidation of unionised workers
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:14 — filed under: ,
Since May 2012, workers at SC Enterprises making garments for Italian brand Original Marines have faced ongoing intimidation for their activities with Kasbi trade union. SC Enterprises is an Indonesian supplier located in Central Java. Outwardly a green, “modern environmentally-friendly garment factory”, conditions within the factory are grim, with low wages, long working hours and forced unpaid overtime.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
KiK still defaulting
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 07-01-2015 09:31 — filed under: ,
A total of 254 workers died and dozens were injured in the fire that destroyed the Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi on September 11 2012. More than two years later, the families of the deceased and injured are yet to receive long-term compensation and justice.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Labour rights violations encountered in 2012
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:04 — filed under:
The Clean Clothes Campaign believes that all workers have a right to good and safe working conditions, regardless of sex, age, country of origin, legal status, employment status or location, or any other basis. Fundamental rights include the right to associate freely and bargain collectively, and to earn a living wage that allows workers to live in dignity.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012
Long-awaited victory
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 07-01-2015 13:44 — filed under: ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is relieved that the union has reached a settlement with Bratex and Fruit of the Loom in July 2014, after more than three years. The settlement covers all outstanding issues of reinstatement, compensation, withdrawal of criminal charges and a guarantee that freedom of association will be respected in the Sri Lankan underwear factory.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Long-running dispute settled?
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 07-01-2015 13:48 — filed under: ,
In November 2014 the management of the SL Garment factory finally signed an agreement with the trade union C.CAWDU, after a long-lasting labour rights dispute and non-implementation of last year’s agreement.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Lost contact due to increased intimidation
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Since 2012, workers at SC Enterprises have faced ongoing intimidation due to their trade union activities. Conditions inside the factory are grim, with low wages, long working hours and forced underpaid overtime. Due to the high level of intimidation the Clean Clothes Campaign lost contact with the workers on the ground in 2013.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Military Police in Garment Factory
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In May 2013, a new manager of the SL Garment factory in Phnom Penh, who was also a shareholder and military general, deployed armed military police in the factory. Unionists who protested against this intimidation were fired, and legal cases were filed against them. In response to the conditions and dismissals, workers went on strike for nearly four months, with eventual negotiations resulting in an agreement in December 2013.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Mölnlycke's workers disposable?
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
Mölnlycke Health Care produces single-use surgical gowns near Bangkok. Workers there were accused of an “illegal strike” and fired in September 2011. A Thai special committee for resolving labour conflicts investigated the incident. The committee concluded that no strike had taken place and that Mölnlycke ought to reemploy the workers. However, Mölnlycke went to court instead.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
OECD complaint after forced settlement
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In 2011, 22 workers at the Mölnlycke factory were dismissed after the management accused them of “striking illegally”. The Thai Industrial Relations Committee (IRC), which looks into labour conflicts in the country, investigated the incident and concluded that the workers had to be reemployed. The case went to court after the management refused to reinstate them. In 2013 the case was settled and an OECD complaint was filed to question the outcome once more.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013