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Spectrum collapse: eight years on and still little action on safety
by geertjan published 10-04-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 14:04 — filed under: , , , ,
April 11 marks the eighth anniversary of the tragic collapse of the Spectrum garment factory. In 2005 the illegally built extra floors within the building collapsed, killing 64 workers and injuring 80 others. The tragedy set the standard for worker compensation, yet workers of recent fatal accidents remain without compensation.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
Call upon Tazreen brands to deliver the goods
by geertjan published 12-03-2013 last modified 29-04-2013 14:18 — filed under: , , , ,
Three months after the fire at Tazreen, many families of the 112 dead workers are still waiting for compensation. The majority of the workers with injuries from the flames are also barely able to live from hand to mouth without help. So far the amounts paid by the brands are made up out of whole cloth, they are far from full and fair compensation.
Located in News / / 03 / 13
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
C&A's compensation for Bangladeshi fire victims falls short
by geertjan published 04-03-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 14:00 — filed under: , , , ,
Last week, C&A outlined its compensation package for the Tazreen victims. C&A fails to base calculations for the compensation package for the Tazreen’s victims on relevant international standards and established best practices.
Located in News / / 03 / 05
Two months after Tazreen: still no money
by geertjan published 23-01-2013 last modified 05-09-2013 13:39 — filed under: , , ,
Located in News / / 01 / 24
Tazreen fire: What brands should do, and their responses so far
by geertjan published 19-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:56 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Brands should help the victims. The brands should take swiftly a clear principle commitment on compensation, which needs to be negotiated with the trade unions representing the workers at Tazreen, and be based on international standards as well as established precedents and customs in Bangladesh. The international buyers from the Tazreen factory bear responsibility for full redress of the victims, which includes contribution to the loss of income and damages for the injured and families of the dead.
Located in News / / 12 / 19
Demand justice for the victims of the Tazreen fire
by geertjan published 19-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:55 — filed under: , , , , , ,
On the 24th November 2012, at least 112 workers died in the fire at Tazreen Fashions, a garment factory near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Many of the workers jumped to their deaths trying to escape from the nine story building. Others, unable to escape the blaze, were burned alive. Tazreen produced for a host of well known brand names, including C&A, KIK, Walmart, Li & Fung, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Disney, Dickies, Sean Comb (ENYCE) and Kmart/Sears.
Located in News / / 12 / 19
Call on Gap to protect Bangladeshi workers' lives
by geertjan published 26-10-2012 last modified 23-01-2014 09:20 — filed under: , , , ,
Since 2006 at least 500 Bangladeshi garment workers have died in factory fires while sewing clothing for giant fashion companies, like Gap and H&M. Future tragic deaths could be prevented if companies like Gap would follow the lead of brands like Tommy Hilfiger and the German retailer Tchibo, by agreeing to a fire safety program that includes really independent inspections, mandatory repairs and renovations of safety hazards, a central role for workers and unions, transparency and binding commitments to protect workers.
Located in News / / 10 / 26