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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.
Located in News / / 01 / 05
Brands must intervene to win release of imprisoned labour leaders in Bangladesh
by Mirjam van Heugten published 19-01-2017 last modified 31-01-2017 15:33 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Twenty-two human and labour rights organizations from around the world are calling on H&M, C&A, Inditex, Gap and VF to press for the release of unjustly imprisoned Bangladeshi union leaders and worker rights advocates and the reinstatement of 1,500 workers suspended or terminated for taking part in a wage strike. Sign the petition!
Located in News / / 01 / 19
CCC condemns escalating repression of unionists amid wage strikes Bangladesh
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-12-2016 last modified 24-12-2016 10:25 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is today raising concerns about the safety of trade union leaders and workers in Bangladesh, after a number of labour activists and workers were arrested on apparently arbitrary grounds. The arrests have come in the wake of a week of unrest, as thousands of workers in the Ashulia area of Dhaka went on strike to demand higher wages.
Located in News / / 12 / 24
File From moral responsibility to legal liability? - A report on Inditex/Zara in Brasil
by Mirjam van Heugten published 12-05-2015 last modified 19-01-2016 11:35 — filed under: ,
This research report from May 2015 exposes Zara’s dodgy legal strategy to avoid liability for Brazilian labour rights abuses. In 2011, Brazilian inspectors found cases of modern-day slavery in Zara’s supply chain. After the scandal, Zara promised improvements by monitoring its supply chain more closely. The new inspection findings and the research report reveal that Zara is not living up to the agreements made with the Brazilian authorities at that time.
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Global brands leave Cambodian workers fainting over fashion
by Mirjam van Heugten published 10-12-2015 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
On International Human Rights Day, labour network Clean Clothes Campaign joins more than 25 countries in a global call on major brands such as H&M, GAP, Levi's and Inditex to make sure Cambodian workers receive US$177 as a first step towards a living wage.
Located in News / / 12 / 10
Global living wage campaign for Cambodia kicks off
by Mirjam van Heugten published 20-11-2015 last modified 20-11-2015 09:24 — filed under: , , , , , ,
On the first day of a wave of international actions, Clean Clothes Campaign announces its support for the demand of a coalition of Cambodian unions that the multinational brands must ensure a minimum wage of US $177. Today, thousands of women and men in Cambodia and around the world, will wear stickers saying “brands must provide a living wage for workers!” in factories which produce apparel for major global brands such as H&M, Inditex, Levi's and GAP.
Located in News / / 11 / 20