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Who are the Asia Floor Wage Alliance?
by emma published 25-04-2013 — filed under: ,
The Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) is an international alliance of trade unions and labour rights activist who are working together to demand garment workers are paid a living wage.
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Why an Asia Floor Wage?
by emma published 25-04-2013 last modified 17-10-2013 12:03 — filed under: ,
Most of the world's garments are made in Asia, and yet the Asian workers who make them are paid the least.
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Members of the Asia Floor Wage Alliance
by emma published 25-04-2013 — filed under: ,
The Asia Floor Wage Alliance is a growing alliance of Trade Unions and labour rights activists, some of our members are listed below.
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File Road map to a living wage
by emma last modified 21-10-2013 10:35 — filed under: ,
A living wage is the cornerstone of decent working conditions. The significance of establishing a living wage is that it makes concrete the idea that work should provide for one’s life – that a working person should never, despite their best efforts, be unable to support themselves and their families. Hence, a living wage must be an inherent and inextricable core element of any truly sustainable corporate accountability framework. This document lays out ten recommendations for brands and retailers to take in order to see the implementation of a living wage throughout their supply chain.
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10 ways H&M is spinning the facts on worker safety
by Mirjam van Heugten published 19-10-2015 — filed under: , , , ,
H&M's response to CCC's recent report 'Evaluation of H&M Compliance with Safety Action Plans for Strategic Suppliers in Bangladesh 2015', focusing on H&M's worker safety failures in Bangladesh is replete with false and misleading statements, demonstrating that the company remains unwilling to address the issue in a serious and forthright manner. In this news update, we explore various claims made by H&M, concerning our report and concerning the delays in safety renovations at its supplier factories in Bangladesh, relative to the deadlines imposed by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
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Global Wage Forum confirms living wage as core human right
by Mirjam van Heugten published 12-10-2015 last modified 12-10-2015 21:36 — filed under: , ,
On the first day of the Living Wage Forum in Brussels, bringing together workers, labour leaders, academics and members of the CCC global Network, the right to a living wage was confirmed as a human right. At the forum, organised by Clean Clothes Campaign and held between 12 and 14 October, more than 200 workers, brands, policy makers and campaigners come together to commit to implement a living wage for all garment workers.
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Bangladeshi garment workers face mass firings and criminal charges
by Mirjam van Heugten published 05-01-2017 last modified 05-01-2017 14:51 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Since last month's wage protests began in Dhaka, Bangladesh thousands of workers along with several grass-roots worker organizations located in the region faced a series of repressive actions from their employers and the government. An estimated 2 - 3000 workers were fired, while numerous legal cases filed at the Ashulia police station accuse at least 1,500 unnamed workers and 150 named workers of vandalism, looting, threatening other workers, and assaulting factory officials. At least 13 union leaders and activists, many of whom had no association with the protests, were detained or arrested. As of January 4, 2017, at least 11 remain in police custody.
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Indonesian garment industry receives human rights trial
by Mirjam van Heugten published 20-06-2014 last modified 23-06-2014 07:30 — filed under: , ,
Tomorrow marks the start of the fourth People’s Tribunal, a human rights trial held by garment workers’ unions and human rights groups to hear evidence of systematic human rights abuses in the Indonesian garment industry. The People’s Tribunal in Indonesia is the fourth of its kind to be held in Asia, the former being held in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and India.
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Indonesian wage trial: human rights violations 'systemic'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-06-2014 — filed under: , , ,
After a two-day public hearing, the jury of the People's Tribunal to assess human rights abuses faced by workers in the Indonesian garment industry, announced its verdict today. Judges found overwhelming evidence of ‘systematic violation of the fundamental right to a life lived with human dignity' in an industry employing mostly women and said 'urgent action must be taken' by a variety of stakeholders.
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Comment: Labels found in Primark clothes.
by emma published 26-06-2014 last modified 26-06-2014 12:21 — filed under: , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign responds to recent stories of 'calls for help' found in Primark clothing.
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