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Shila Begum - survivors story
by emma published 17-04-2014 last modified 24-04-2014 07:34 — filed under: , ,
At just 26 years of age Shila's life has been changed forever after being trapped in Rana Plaza. This April she joined campaigners across Europe to call on brands to Pay Up!
Located in Safety / Rana Plaza
File Troff document Asia Wage Report
by emma published 16-09-2014 last modified 13-01-2016 11:49 — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign and the Asia Floor Wage Alliance believe that being paid less than a living wage is a violation of an individual’s human rights. This report looks at the low wages being paid across six of the major garment producing countries in Asia – Cambodia, China, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. It also looks at the responsibilities of both state and global apparel brands and their suppliers in addressing poverty wages and the steps that must be taken immediately if the garment industry is to provide a decent life for those working within it. The report was published in 2014.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
Hazardous workplaces
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:11 — filed under: ,
Two accidents cost the lives of three workers in Continental Garments factories in Dhaka. At the Eurotex factory, an exploding boiler caused panic among the workers. In the resulting stampede, two workers lost their lives. Only three weeks later, in another Continental Garments factory, a lift cable broke, resulting in the death of another worker.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Accord on Fire and Building Safety
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:11 — filed under: ,
After exposure in the media for lack of workers' safety at their Bangladeshi suppliers, the owner of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein signed a binding Safety Agreement with Bangladeshi and international labour organisations in March 2012. In August 2012 German retailer Tchibo was the second company to sign this agreement.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Aminul Islam murdered
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
Aminul Islam, a labour rights defender and long time partner of the Clean Clothes Campaign, was severely tortured and murdered on 4 April 2012. He had been tortured and jailed by security forces on previous occasions prior to his disappearance and killing. Sadly, no one has yet been held responsible for this murder.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Tazreen fire
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
In November 2012, at least 112 workers died and hundreds were severely injured in a fire at Tazreen Fashions, a garment factory near Dhaka. Many of the workers jumped to their deaths trying to escape from the nine-storey building. Others were burned alive. Fire exits were either absent or closed. Tazreen produced garments for well-known brands including C&A, KIK, Walmart, Disney, Dickies and ENYCE.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Formation of factory union stifled
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:13 — filed under: ,
Following the formation of a factory-level union, five workers were sacked at Tokyo Mode Ltd, located north of the capital Dhaka. In order to end this labour rights violation, the Clean Clothes Campaign contacted the main buyers of the company. One of the buyers mediated between factory management, the union and a supporting labour rights NGO in Bangladesh.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Units of Liberty Fashion Wears closed
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 07-01-2015 13:44 — filed under: ,
The Mirpur unit was temporarily closed as of April 2014. Management blamed the closure on low work orders, and said that the facilities would be reopened in two months. During this period of closure the workers' payment should continue. But the factory management has not taken any steps to reopen the factory and pay the workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Still failing to pay up
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 26-01-2015 15:43 — filed under: ,
Of the US$ 30 million needed to compensate victims of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka, only 21 million has been donated so far.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
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