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Protest murder of Cambodian union leader
by geertjan published 31-01-2004 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , , ,
On January 22 Chea Vichea, the president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), which organizes garment workers, was shot dead in Phnom Penh. The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) condemns this killing and deplores this use of violence to attempt to silence the movement for workers' rights in Cambodia. We call upon our network members to demand immediate action from the Cambodian government to investigate this murder and bring Vichea's killers and those behind the killing to justice.
Located in News / / 02 / 01
Unions: The Right to Organise and work together
by geertjan published 14-11-2012 last modified 29-04-2013 09:39 — filed under:
Workers are not allowed to form a union or any other organisation. Management has warned them that if anyone tries to organise workers and form a union they would be handed over to the police. • A factory worker from Bangladesh
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2008-2009: Turkey: A Union is a Right - Not a Luxury
by geertjan published 21-03-2013 last modified 29-04-2013 10:44 — filed under: , ,
In April 2008, hundreds of workers at DESA joined Deri Is, the Turkish leather workers union; 44 of them were subsequently dismissed, while another 55 were forced to resign from the union. Workers reacted by demonstrating outside the DESA factory in the Düzce Industrial Zone where they faced constant repression by local police. Many protesters were arrested.
Located in Issues / Archive: Urgent Appeals 2005-2011
File PDF document The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the human rights of workers to form or join trade unions and to bargain collectively
by Paul Roeland last modified 19-01-2016 10:40 — filed under: , , ,
Respect for the human rights of workers is fundamental to the human rights and business debate. With this paper from November 2012, we reaffirm the centrality of industrial relations to both the exercise of due diligence and the remediation of adverse human rights impacts within the framework of the UN Guiding Principles. This paper sets out what it means for a business enterprise to respect the rights of workers to join or form a trade union and the right to bargain collectively. Written by the International Trade Union Confederation, IndustriALL Global Union, the Clean Clothes Campaign and UNI Global Union.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
File PDF document Organising and Campaigning: Developing Union Strategy and Capacity - Booklet 2
by Paul Roeland last modified 19-01-2016 13:02 — filed under: ,
This second booklet from a publication series from 2005 for garment workers in Africa. This booklet is about the practice of combatting multinational producers and retailers and aimed at trade union organisers and shop stewards with some experience already. It assumes a basic working knowledge of union concepts and issues in the industry.
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European activists detained by Cambodian police at garment protest
by geertjan published 10-03-2013 last modified 24-04-2013 11:43 — filed under: , ,
Police detained five activists from the Clean Clothes Campaign last Tuesday who were meeting workers at a protest outside a clothing factory near Phnom Penh. The workers were on strike because 41 workers had been illegally dismissed for unionizing. While striking the workers have faced police brutality and seven have been beaten by company affiliated thugs using a stick with nails in it.
Located in News / / 03 / 11
CCC calls upon Solo Invest, KIK and Fox and Scott to contribute to compensation for SMART fire victims
by geertjan published 12-03-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 09:47 — filed under: , , , ,
CCC welcomes the agreement that was reached between unions in Bangladesh (IndustriALL Bangladesh) and global brands Inditex and New Look on the compensation for the families of 8 workers who died in a fire at Smart Fashions on the 26th of January this year. The workers were young women, six of them aged between 16 and 20 years old.
Located in News / / 03 / 13
Outline of trade union rights violations at PT SC Enterprises
by geertjan published 23-01-2013 last modified 29-04-2013 15:33 — filed under: , ,
The below narrative describes the challenges faced by SP SCE union in organizing at PT SC Enterprises, including multiple violations of trade union rights by PT SC Enterprises management, as reported by SP SCE union and KASBI to Oxfam and the Clean Clothes Campaign.
Located in News / / 01 / 24
Supplier of Original Marines targets CCC supporters instead of improving working conditions
by geertjan published 30-01-2013 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Last month CCC, Abiti Puliti and Filcams CGIL started a public campaign to call on Original Marines and its supplier, the Indonesian factory PT SC Enterprise to stop the abuse against workers who produce for PT SC Enterprise.
Located in News / / 01 / 30
Trade Union Harassment Continues at Prada Supplier
by geertjan published 30-01-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 13:58 — filed under: , , ,
It is with great regret that the Clean Clothes Campaign is reopening the campaign to demand justice for workers at the DESA leather factory in Duzce, Turkey.
Located in News / / 01 / 30