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Bangladesh labour leaders fearing for physical safety
by geertjan published 10-08-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:20 — filed under: , ,
UPDATE: Recently we informed you about the intimidation and harassment of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity. On July 30 2010, more criminal cases were filed against the BCWS staff and other worker leaders. On the night of August 12 2010, 20 police officers arrested Kalpona Akter and Babul Akhter. They are still being held in detention. Your urgent support is needed to stop the crackdown on the labour rights organisations.
Located in News / / 08 / 10
Bangladesh labour NGO wins fight for registration
by Mirjam van Heugten published 02-09-2013 last modified 09-09-2013 19:51 — filed under: ,
The Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) have their official NGO registration reinstated following a three year battle against repression and harassment.
Located in News / / 09 / 02
Bangladesh Labour Organisation Harassed by Government
by geertjan published 28-07-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
On June 16 2010, a staff member of the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) was detained and severely beaten by Bangladeshi security forces. This occurred just two weeks after BCWS was arbitrarily stripped of its legal status as an NGO. Take action today to support BCWS staff.
Located in News / / 07 / 28
Bangladesh Safety Accord will continue safety work after 2018; Brands sourcing from Bangladesh should sign on
by Christie Miedema published 16-11-2017 last modified 22-11-2017 14:05 — filed under: , ,
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh will continue its coordination of brands’ due diligence obligations after 2018. This was reconfirmed unequivocally over the last few weeks by the Accord’s signatories, secretariat and witness signatories, after earlier ambiguous statements in the press about an early retreat from Bangladesh. Clean Clothes Campaign, as one of the four witness signatories, whole-heartedly continues to support the Accord’s work to manage brand due diligence in the field of safety. CCC urges all brands that have not signed onto the new Accord yet to commit themselves as soon as possible to this follow-up agreement as part and parcel of their international human rights obligations within their supply chain.
Located in News / / 11 / 16
Bangladesh workers must continue to wait for full compensation
by Paul Roeland published 12-09-2013 last modified 07-10-2013 15:18 — filed under: , , ,
A disappointing outcome, as many brands fail to live up to their responsibility and leave Bangladeshi victims and their relatives in the cold.
Located in News / / 09 / 12
Bangladeshi factories remain unsafe: H&M suppliers fail on deadlines to address safety hazards
by Christie Miedema published 28-01-2016 last modified 09-02-2016 13:03 — filed under: , ,
As Swedish fashion giant H&M prepares to announce a predicted increase in their profits for 2015, labour rights groups are calling on the company to do more to protect garment workers in Bangladesh, after a review of H&M’s strategic suppliers shows that severe delays in carrying out urgent and vital building repairs continue to leave tens of thousands of workers at risk of death and injury.
Located in News / / 01 / 28
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
Bangladeshi labor rights activist tortured and murdered
by geertjan published 11-04-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: ,
Aminul Islam, a Bangladeshi labor rights activist and former apparel worker was tortured and murdered last week in Dhaka. His body was dumped outside of the capital city and was found by local police last Thursday. According to the police report, Aminul Islam's body bore signs of brutal torture. It is most likely that Aminul was murdered because of his labour rights work.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
Benetton and Mango: Rana Plaza survivors risk losing their homes
by Mirjam van Heugten published 01-08-2013 last modified 12-08-2013 13:51 — filed under: , , , , ,
Thousands of you joined us last May by sending a message to the brands linked to the Tazreen fire and Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, demanding that they take responsibility by paying compensation. We need your help again. Without adequate compensation, workers now risk losing their homes. Tell Benetton and Mango that the right for compensation unites all people.
Located in News / / 08 / 01
Benetton targeted over Rana Plaza compensation on International Human Rights Day
by Mirjam van Heugten published 10-12-2014 last modified 03-03-2015 15:49 — filed under: , , , ,
Labour rights campaigners across Europe and the USA are marking this years' International Human Rights Day by calling on Italian fashion brand Benetton to finally pay into a Fund set up to pay compensation to thousands of families affected by the Rana Plaza disaster in April 2013.
Located in News / / 12 / 10