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Demonstrations at Bangladeshi embassies demand respect for garment workers’ rights
by Christie Miedema published 28-01-2019 — filed under: , , , , ,
This week labour activists and trade unionists around the world are expressing their solidarity with garment workers in Bangladesh through demonstrations in front of Bangladeshi embassies and consulates in cities around the world. Through this week of global solidarity action, activists, unionists and consumers are calling for living wages, safe factories, and a halt to repression against garment workers in Bangladesh. Global concern for garment workers’ rights is mounting after the violent responses to recent wage-related protests, in addition to the protracted court proceedings around the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which threaten essential progress in the field of factory safety.
Located in News / / 01 / 28
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
News flash: violent crackdown of Tuba protest Bangladesh
by Mirjam van Heugten published 05-08-2014 last modified 11-08-2014 09:57 — filed under: , , , , ,
Update 11 August 2014 - Last Sunday, after 14 days of hunger strike, the Tuba group workers received their three months wages. The remaining demands still stand. Earlier that weekend, all arrested union leaders had been released.
Located in News / / 08 / 05
Comment: Labels found in Primark clothes.
by emma published 26-06-2014 last modified 19-06-2017 14:28 — filed under: , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign responds to recent stories of 'calls for help' found in Primark clothing.
Located in News / / 06 / 26
New report looks at company progress towards a living wage
by emma published 31-03-2014 last modified 31-03-2014 13:29 — filed under: , ,
Tailored Wages is an in depth study of the policies and practices companies are doing - or not - to implement a living wage.
Located in News / / 03 / 31
Wages: a living wage and severance pay
by geertjan published 14-11-2012 last modified 01-10-2013 15:12 — filed under: , ,
If they think these wages are enough, they should try to live on them for a month and then decide whether they’re OK. • Pakistani factory worker, 18
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H&M under fire as Swedish television unearths Cambodian production scandal
by geertjan published 25-10-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
A documentary revealing the miserable conditions faced by Cambodian factory workers producing goods for the fashion retailer H&M was aired on Swedish national television last night. Campaigners and the media are calling on H&M to respond to allegations of poverty pay in the industry.
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