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Brands’ support for a living wage for garment workers in Bangladesh
by Neva Nahtigal published 28-08-2018 last modified 21-09-2018 09:20 — filed under: , ,
The Minimum Wage Board in Bangladesh will reconvene on Wednesday, 29 August, to set the new statutory minimum wage for workers in Bangladesh’s garment industry. Ahead of this meeting Clean Clothes Campaign, the International Labor Rights Forum and Maquila Solidarity Network jointly urged major brands sourcing from Bangladesh to publicly support workers’ demands. These include the minimum wage of 16,000 taka, a statutory framework to govern pay grades and promotion and other welfare measures. Inditex – the owner of Zara, Bershka, Pull and Bear and several other labels – was the first to publicly respond in a positive manner.
Located in News / / 08 / 28
Clean Clothes Campaign condemns employers' minimum wage proposal for workers in Bangladesh and urges brands to take action
by Neva Nahtigal published 20-07-2018 last modified 21-09-2018 09:21 — filed under: , ,
The Bangladesh garment industry employers’ association has shown utmost disregard for workers’ wellbeing and for their lives outside of garment factories. On Monday, 16 July, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) submitted a proposal to the relevant public authority for the workers’ minimum wage to be set at 6,360 taka (about 75 USD). Not only does this amount not meet any living wage standard for Bangladesh – it does not even remedy employers’ disregard for the legally required increases over the past five years.
Located in News / / 07 / 20
Brands sourcing from Bangladesh urged to support workers’ minimum wage demands
by Neva Nahtigal published 25-04-2018 last modified 21-09-2018 09:22 — filed under: , ,
More than 20 of the largest brands sourcing from Bangladesh have received a request for them to support garment workers’ demands regarding minimum wage, which has not been revised in five years and is one of the lowest in the global garment industry. Clean Clothes Campaign also urged the brands to call on the government of Bangladesh to immediately end the harassment of workers and labour activists.
Located in News / / 04 / 25
H&M's sustainability promises will not deliver a living wage
by Mirjam van Heugten published 09-04-2015 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is today calling on H&M to show evidence to back up its 'fair living wage' claims, following the release of a new Sustainability Report. The campaign says that making marketing capital from workers' poverty with little evidence of change is unethical and stands to slow down progress in the industry.
Located in News / / 04 / 09
Italian factory conditions deteriorate
by Mirjam van Heugten published 27-01-2015 last modified 10-07-2018 08:54 — filed under: , , ,
New research into Italian shoe and garment factories released today shows that competition with Eastern Europe and Asia is driving down wages and working conditions in Italy.
Located in News / / 01 / 23
Join our action: Tell Bata to stop cut-and-run Sri Lanka
by Mirjam van Heugten published 15-12-2014 last modified 11-05-2015 13:33 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Bata admits to a cut-and-run after a conflict in one of the factories in Sri Lanka which made their shoes. One year ago, close to 200 workers were fired after they complained about not getting their salary increases. Join our action, tell Bata on facebook and rate Bata on their own rating page: http://on.fb.me/1sc8n9w
Located in News / / 12 / 15
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.
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Image E-garment March 2013
by emma last modified 20-11-2013 13:38 — filed under: , ,
Workers outside E-garment factory in Cambodia call for an increase in the minimum wage
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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.
Located in News / / 11 / 20
New Bangladesh minimum wage level greeted with disappointment
by emma published 20-11-2013 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: , ,
Ahead of the expected announcement of a new minimum wage of 5,300 taka (€50.32) by the Government of Bangladesh, activists are 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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