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Trial against Bangladeshi labour rights advocates approaches
by geertjan published 30-05-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:27 — filed under: , ,
Just recently a judge in the case against Kalpona Akter and Babul Akhter from the Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Center (BCWS) and other labour leaders decided that the accused will have to appear in court next month under a system designed to speed up the trial process.
Located in News / / 05 / 30
Spectrum Relief Scheme finally completed
by geertjan published 01-05-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
On April 16 2011, the severely injured survivors of the 2005 Spectrum factory collapse as well as the families of the deceased workers received a final lump sum compensation payment during a ceremony in Dhaka. Estimates from worker representatives peg the number of injured workers at 8, and the number of families of deceased workers between 58 and 64. CCC regrets that Inditex has failed to provide us with the exact numbers, despite numerous attempts during the last 14 months to obtain this information. The ceremony was attended by Inditex (Zara), BGMEA, BNC, NGWF, ITGLWF, the ambassador of Spain and the Minister of Commerce. The event was covered extensively in the national media.
Located in News / / 05 / 01
April 11: 6th anniversary of the Spectrum collapse
by geertjan published 11-04-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
April 11 is day we remember the 64 workers who were killed and the 80 who injured when the Spectrum factory in Bangladesh collapsed in 2005. Since then at least 200 more Bangladeshi garment workers died as a result of factory fires, and many more were injured, while producing garments for major European or the US brands.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
At least 28 more garment workers die in Bangladeshi factory fire
by geertjan published 14-12-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
At least 28 more Bangladeshi garment workers have died and dozens more have been injured when a fire broke out on the 9th and 10th floors of the "That's It Sportswear Ltd" factory just outside the capital Dhaka. Labour rights groups are calling for action: "failure of brands, government and manufacturers to take preventive action condemns more workers to die."
Located in News / / 12 / 14
Bangladesh Labour Activists Released
by geertjan published 13-09-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 16:06 — filed under: , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is very pleased to announce the release of Kalpona Akter, Babul Akhter and Aminul Islam after spending 30 days in custody. During a special hearing on Wednesday September 8, 2010, a magistrate judge granted bail to the three defendants, and ordered their release.
Located in News / / 09 / 13
Bangladesh labour leaders fearing for physical safety
by geertjan published 10-08-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:20 — filed under: , ,
UPDATE: Recently we informed you about the intimidation and harassment of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity. On July 30 2010, more criminal cases were filed against the BCWS staff and other worker leaders. On the night of August 12 2010, 20 police officers arrested Kalpona Akter and Babul Akhter. They are still being held in detention. Your urgent support is needed to stop the crackdown on the labour rights organisations.
Located in News / / 08 / 10
Bangladesh Labour Organisation Harassed by Government
by geertjan published 28-07-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
On June 16 2010, a staff member of the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) was detained and severely beaten by Bangladeshi security forces. This occurred just two weeks after BCWS was arbitrarily stripped of its legal status as an NGO. Take action today to support BCWS staff.
Located in News / / 07 / 28
Compensation Bangladeshi Fire Victims Inadequate
by geertjan published 21-06-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Trade unions and labour groups in Bangladesh continue their call upon international buyers to ensure the compensation meets the needs of the families of the workers who died in a fire in the Garib & Garib factory in February this year.
Located in News / / 06 / 21
Action for safe factories in Bangladesh on 5th anniversary of Spectrum disaster
by geertjan published 11-04-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , , ,
April 11 marks the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Spectrum/Shahriyar Sweater factory in Bangladesh, which killed 64 workers and injured 80, 54 of whom were seriously injured. The Spectrum collapse focused global attention on the chronic safety problems in the Bangladesh garment industry. To mark the anniversary of the Spectrum collapse, the CCC, the Maquila Solidarity Network (Canada), and the International Labor Rights Forum (USA) call upon all buyers sourcing garments in Bangladesh to take proactive, sustained, and coordinated measures to help eliminate these systemic problems.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
Garib Fire Survivors Call for Justice and a Safe Industry
by geertjan published 11-03-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:17 — filed under: , ,
Following a horrific factory fire that killed 21 employees of a garment factory in Bangladesh, the factory workers are demanding swift reforms, a criminal investigation and compensation for the victims. Support these workers’ demands by writing to the Government of Bangladesh and international fashion brands sourcing from this factory.
Located in News / / 03 / 11