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Global actions targeting Benetton and Mango in Rana Plaza aftermath
by Mirjam van Heugten published 17-04-2015 last modified 17-04-2015 08:20 — filed under: , , , ,
Today marks one week until the two-year anniversary of the worst industrial accident to ever hit the garment industry, when the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh came crashing down. Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and its trade union allies and partners mark the second anniversary of disaster with a global call to action, demanding brands such as Benetton and Mango to pay up to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.
Located in News / / 04 / 17
Benetton to show true colors at Milan Fashion week
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-02-2015 last modified 24-02-2015 13:50 — filed under: , , , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign marks Milan Fashion Week, which opens today, with actions across Europe calling on Benetton to stop delaying payments to the Rana Plaza victims by immediately contributing at least $5 million into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.
Located in News / / 02 / 24
Take action: Make sure Benetton pays what they owe
by Mirjam van Heugten published 19-03-2014 — filed under: , , , ,
We know that Benetton cares about what people think. They only signed the Accord last year following a million signature campaign demanding they did so. Now they are avoiding their obligation and are ignoring the plight of the Rana Plaza victims. Benetton must take responsibility now.
Located in News / / 03 / 19
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
Less than 200 euros compensation for Kalpona
by Mirjam van Heugten published 21-11-2013 — filed under: , , , ,
On 24th November 2012, Kalpona, a garment worker from Bangladesh, jumped from the third floor of the burning Tazreen factory and fell to the ground, breaking her leg. She was rushed to the nearest clinic like many others. She has been waiting for compensation for twelve months and wants to move on.
Located in News / / 11 / 21
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
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
File chemical/x-mdl-rdfile History Bangladesh Safety Accord
by Paul Roeland published 08-07-2013 last modified 09-07-2013 11:37 — filed under: , , , ,
The Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (otherwise known as the “Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord”, the “Bangladesh Accord” or the “Accord”) was formally signed by more than 40 apparel companies, two global unions and four Bangladeshi union federations – with four labour rights NGOs signing as witnesses – on May 23, 2013. As of July 4, 2013, a total of 67 companies have signed the Accord.
Located in Resources / Background
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
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Bangladesh Safety Accord
by geertjan published 20-06-2013 last modified 13-03-2014 13:07 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
A collection of FAQs about the Accord of Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
Located in Issues