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CCC welcomes H&M and Inditex decision to sign legally binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
by Paul Roeland published 13-05-2013 last modified 20-06-2013 16:10 — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the monumental news that H&M and Inditex agreed to sign the legally binding, enforceable and transparent Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh with IndustriALL, UNI and Bangladeshi unions. CCC will sign the Accord as a witness.
Located in News / / 05 / 13
Activists protest fashion brands' failure to pay Bangladesh disaster victims compensation
by Paul Roeland published 24-05-2013 last modified 24-05-2013 06:59 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign activists are set to stage protests across Europe on 24th May calling on major brands to pay compensation for fire and building collapse victims in Bangladesh. The protests take place exactly one month after the Rana Plaza factory collapse and exactly six months after the Tazreen fire killed 1239 in total.
Located in News / / 05 / 24
Accord Safety Bangladesh announces implementation plan
by Paul Roeland published 08-07-2013 last modified 10-07-2013 09:31 — filed under: , , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign, as one of the witnesses to signing of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, congratulates the implementation team on the excellent progress that has been made, which has the potential to make a real difference to the lives of Bangladeshi garment workers. We welcome the strong commitment from brands to improving health and safety in Bangladeshi garment factories,' says Ben Vanpeperstraete, Clean Clothes Campaign.
Located in News / / 07 / 08
Safety scheme GAP and Walmart only 'empty promises'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 10-07-2013 last modified 10-07-2013 19:23 — filed under: , , , , ,
Walmart and Gap – joined by many, but not all, US brands and retailers – have refused to sign the binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Instead, they offer a program that mimics the Accord rhetorically, but that omits the features that make an agreement meaningful. We explain why this scheme falls far short.
Located in News / / 07 / 10
Compensation not charity for fire and collapse victims
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-07-2013 last modified 02-09-2013 08:45 — filed under: , , , , ,
Update 09/08/2013: IndustriALL have postponed the meetings on compensation for those affected by the Tazreen fire and Rana Plaza building collapse, to 11th September (Tazreen) and 12th September (Rana Plaza). The meetings will now take place in Geneva. The decision to postpone follows the sudden ill health of the IndustriALL representative in Bangladesh. For more information see: http://www.industriall-union.org/bangladesh-compensation-meetings-rescheduled
Located in News / / 07 / 24
Will Walmart, Benetton and Mango show they care?
by Mirjam van Heugten published 04-09-2013 — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
All brands, including Walmart, who are linked to the Tazreen and Rana Plaza disasters are being called on to attend meetings on compensation in Geneva on September 11 (Tazreen) and 12 (Rana Plaza) convened by IndustriALL Global Union. The ILO has agreed to facilitate the meetings as a neutral and independent chair. Representatives of the Bangladesh government and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exports Association (BGMEA) have also been invited.
Located in News / / 09 / 04
Brands fail victims of Bangladesh disasters
by Mirjam van Heugten published 09-09-2013 last modified 09-09-2013 19:50 — filed under: , , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the news that 12 brands have agreed to attend meetings in Geneva to discuss the provision of long term compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza and Tazreen factory diasters in Bangladesh. However it remains shocked at the refusal of over twenty others to take responsibility. It calls on the remaining brands, including Walmart, Benetton and Mango to reconsider and take part in the negotiations.
Located in News / / 09 / 09
Bangladesh workers must continue to wait for full compensation
by Paul Roeland published 12-09-2013 last modified 07-10-2013 15:18 — filed under: , , ,
A disappointing outcome, as many brands fail to live up to their responsibility and leave Bangladeshi victims and their relatives in the cold.
Located in News / / 09 / 12
One year after Tazreen fire, the fight for justice continues
by Mirjam van Heugten published 21-11-2013 last modified 21-11-2013 17:57 — filed under: , , , , ,
Twelve months after at least 112 people lost their lives trapped in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, families of the decased and survivors are still waiting for full and fair compensation.
Located in News / / 11 / 21
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