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Bangladesh formula crosses borders to Cambodia
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In May 2013 the Wing Star Shoe factory, located in Kampong Speu province, west of the capital Phnom Penh collapsed. Two people died and 29 people were injured. The Clean Clothes Campaign contacted the main buyer, sportswear brand ASICS and worked together with the Worker Rights Consortium, Solidarity Center and the Community Legal Education Center to reach agreement on the compensation.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Bata dodging responsibility
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 11-05-2015 13:42 — filed under: ,
More than a year after the dismissal of 179 workers at the Palla & Co. footwear factory, the main buyer Bata has refused to meaningfully engage in the resolution of the labour rights conflict.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Bittersweet victory after years of struggle
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
After years of repression by the Bangladeshi government, the NGO registration of the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity was reinstated in August 2013. All of the many charges pressed against them have been dropped in the course of 2013 and 2014.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Burmese migrant workers' factory announces closure
by anne published 02-10-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 15:35 — filed under: ,
Over 500 Burmese migrant workers at the Yuan Jiou factory in Mae Sot, Thailand, were fighting to be paid the minimum wage, for an end to forced overtime and for an employment contract. In the fall of 2014 the factory announced its closure as of December.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Buyer compensates fired unionists
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
At the Busana Prima Global factory, seven female workers were dismissed for their union work. They had visited the Bogor District Department for Manpower to discuss continuing violations of labour rights at their workplace. On the dismissal of the seven unionists, 37 co-workers went on strike. The factory management has not been willing to change its behaviour.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Chunji workers win right to organize at factory
by anne published 02-10-2014 last modified 26-08-2015 11:56 — filed under: ,
Garment workers at Chunji Knit Ltd., in Dhaka, Bangladesh, can now freely organize a union, and workers fired for union activity will be reinstated, according to a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Chunji management and the Bangladesh Federation of Workers Solidarity (BFWS) in August 2014. The agreement follows pressure from the Clean Clothes Campaign, Workers Rights Consortium and Solidarity Center, demanding Chunji Knit and its buyers remediate workers' rights violations earlier this year.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Conditions improved
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
After filing a complaint about working conditions and contract issues at the Orion Conmerx factory in Gurgaon, most of the 41 workers who signed the complaint were either laid off or forced to resign. After follow-up action by the Worker Rights Consortium and the Clean Clothes Campaign, contract terms have been improved.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Continued denial of right to unionise
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 14:21 — filed under: ,
Workers at a garment factory near Lahore are continuing their fifteen-year struggle against union-busting practices by the factory management.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Deadliest garment factory collapse ever kills 1,138 and injures thousands more
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka on 24 April 2013 cost the lives of 1,138 people and injured nearly 2,600 more, making it the deadliest garment-factory disaster ever. Since that terrible day, labour rights organisations have put continued pressured on international brands, employers’ organisations and governments to compensate the victims through the Rana Plaza Arrangement and to sign the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Deadly lunch at supplier NEXT
by Paul Roeland published 07-01-2015 — filed under: ,
On 4 September 2014, workers at the NEXT factory in Colombo, Sri Lanka were taken ill with food poisoning. Over 200 workers were admitted to a nearby hospital, where one female worker died on 7 September.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases