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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 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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Clean Clothes Campaign pushes for binding agreements for a living wage
by Mirjam van Heugten published 15-10-2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
On the second day of the Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels, prior to the delivery of 150.000 signatures from Clean Clothes Campaign, Clean Clothes Campiagn pushes for binding agreements and legislation to ensure accountibility of brands in the garment sector. The Clean Clothes Campaign presented the signatures to international clothing brands and European Commission representatives during the Living Wage Now Forum.
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CCC slams meager minimum wage hike in Cambodia
by Mirjam van Heugten published 30-09-2015 last modified 13-11-2015 11:27 — filed under: , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign is disappointed with the proposal for a meager US$12 raise of the minimum wage in Cambodia, from US$128 to US$140 per month. In October, the Labor Advisory Committee (LAC) -- the country’s wage-setting group comprised of 28 representatives from government, unions and employers -- voted to approve the new minimum wage.
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Asia Floor Wage in local currency (2013)
by emma published 17-10-2013 last modified 19-11-2015 13:51 — filed under: ,
CCC disappointed at new Bangladesh minimum wage level
by emma published 20-11-2013 last modified 21-11-2013 09:36 — filed under: , ,
Ahead of the expected announcement of a new minimum wage of 5,300 taka (€50.32) by the Government of Bangladesh, Clean Clothes Campaign is disappointed that it still falls a long way short of a living wage, leaving millions of garment workers still earning poverty wages.
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Image Troff document Cambodia May 1st
by emma last modified 20-11-2013 13:15 — filed under: ,
Garment workers in Penom Penh,Cambodia took to the streets to mark International Labour Day, May 1st 2013
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