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Indonesian garment workers appeal to Uniqlo CEO in letters to take action on severance debt by Mirjam van Heugten — last modified 20-04-2018 11:12
Seventy ex-workers of an Indonesian garment factory, which until its illegal closure three years ago was supplying Japanese fashion giant Uniqlo, have made a personal plea to Tadashi Yanai - Uniqlo’s billionaire owner - calling on him to intervene directly to ensure they finally receive their unpaid wages and severance.
Five years after Rana Plaza, the need for the Bangladesh Accord persists by Christie Miedema — last modified 18-04-2018 15:50
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster that killed 1,134 workers, global trade unions and labour rights organizations are calling on all brands sourcing from Bangladesh to take responsibility for workers making their products by signing the renewed Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
Clean Clothes Campaign starts week of action to urge brands to sign the 2018 Bangladesh Accord by Christie Miedema — last modified 18-04-2018 15:49
Today, a week ahead of the five year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, Clean Clothes Campaign and allies are starting a week of action, urging garment brands to make factories in Bangladesh safe by signing the 2018 Transition Accord.
H&M is trying to cover up its unfulfilled commitment on living wage by Neva Nahtigal — last modified 12-04-2018 19:08
In its 2017 Sustainability Report published today H&M is making bold claims about progress in the area of fair jobs, with a focus on living wage. Clean Clothes Campaign has been closely following H&M’s reporting in this area, as well as gathering information in production countries, and we are compelled to strongly refute the self-congratulatory statements made in the report.
Bravo workers forced to take partial payments from Zara, Mango, Next by Mirjam van Heugten — last modified 12-04-2018 11:03
Clean Clothes Campaign sends our solidarity to the Bravo workers, who have showed remarkable bravery and demonstrated an unwaivering commitment to the principles of fairness and justice. Following a period of sustained pressure from the brands involved, 140 Turkish garment workers have accepted partial payments towards the debt owed to them when the Bravo factory – which produced clothing for Zara, Mango (Inditex) and the UK brand Next – closed overnight in June 2016. Their struggle has played a vital role in highlighting an issue which affects thousands of garment workers worldwide and demonstrated the power and importance of solidarity between workers and consumers alike.
Clean Clothes Campaign calls for immediate release of Bangladesh trade unionists held on false charges by Christie Miedema — last modified 07-04-2018 21:59
The Clean Clothes Campaign is calling for the immediate release of seven trade union leaders from the Garment Workers Trade Union Centre in Bangladesh, detained last week on the basis of apparently false charges filed against them by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association.
UN committee implores Bangladesh to step up its game on wages, labour rights and compensation by Paul Roeland — last modified 05-04-2018 14:57
The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has this week urged the government of Bangladesh to ensure a decent wage for all workers, to revise its labour laws and to make haste with the adoption of a national employment injury scheme.
Broad convening showcases growing momentum for transparency in the garment supply chain by Christie Miedema — last modified 21-03-2018 10:50
A meeting this week of actors involved in the labour movement and garment industry showed the increasing transparency efforts in the sector. The participants shared an assessment of the need to disclose supply chain information as a means to enhance corporate accountability of companies towards workers and consumers, to improve learning and due diligence within the sector and to empower workers in these companies’ supply chains.
Public letter: H&M must stick to the living wage commitment made in 2013 by Neva Nahtigal — last modified 19-03-2018 13:54
Back in 2013 H&M made a widely publicized commitment: that workers in their supply chain would be paid a living wage by 2018. As 2018 has already begun but hundreds of thousands of workers behind H&M's products are still receiving poverty wages, Clean Clothes Campaign nudged H&M's top ranks with a public letter today. Addressing H&M's Board of Directors, CEO and Head of Sustainability, we requested specific information regarding efforts made so far be made public, and we outlined the steps H&M would have to take to act on the 2013 commitment in a meaningful way.
Clean Clothes Campaign files complaint against Adidas for breaching OECD guidelines in Indonesia by Paul Roeland — last modified 14-03-2018 10:17
Global chorus of support grows for persecuted Cambodian human rights defender Tola Moeun by Christie Miedema — last modified 13-03-2018 09:56
Over 100 organizations have now joined the call for an end to the politically motivated prosecution of Cambodian human rights defender Tola Moeun, since a letter to the Cambodian government was published last month.
Projection on Tate Modern Calling Attention to UNIQLO’s Disdain for Garment Workers by Paul Roeland — last modified 23-02-2018 13:45
The night before Uniqlo Tate Late, campaigners project a series of messages to UNIQLO CEO, Tadashi Yanai, demanding that the Japanese fast fashion chain takes responsibility for 2000 workers, collectively owed $5.5 million in unpaid wages and severance payments.
Statement on the refusal of Uniqlo to pay what is owed by Paul Roeland — last modified 22-02-2018 18:01
100 days until current Accord ends – labour signatories urge brands to sign onto 2018 Accord by Christie Miedema — last modified 22-02-2018 08:15
With 100 days until the current Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety expires, garment companies are urged to continue their involvement to create a safe and sustainable garment industry in Bangladesh and to sign its successor, the 2018 Transition Accord.
Global Unions, International Human Rights and Workers’ Rights Organizations Call for End to Politically Motivated Prosecution of Tola Moeun by Paul Roeland — last modified 19-02-2018 12:49
Four global unions and more than 30 national and international human rights and worker rights NGOs from around the world have joined together to call for an end to the politically motivated prosecution of Cambodian human rights defender Tola Moeun.
#GoTransparent campaign win: Primark publishes factory locations by Christie Miedema — last modified 09-02-2018 12:01
This week low-cost retailer Primark published an overview of its production locations, after being presented with close to 70,000 signatures on a petition calling upon the company to do so. Over the last month, activists presented Primarks in different cities with gift-wrapped golden boxes with signatures, suggesting that Primark add transparency to its new years' resolutions. Clean Clothes Campaign is delighted that Primark now has responded to this demand.
New report: false promises and restriction of movement in production for Western garment brands by Christie Miedema — last modified 26-01-2018 11:40
Female migrants employed in India’s garment factories supplying to big international brands like Benetton, C&A, GAP, H&M, Levi’s, M&S and PVH, are subject to conditions of modern slavery. In Bangalore, India’s biggest garment producing hub, young women are recruited with false promises about wages and benefits, they work in garment factories under high-pressure for low wages. Their living conditions in hostels are poor and their freedom of movement is severely restricted. Claiming to be eighteen at least, many workers look much younger.
70,000 people demand that Armani and Primark reveal where they make their clothes by Christie Miedema — last modified 25-01-2018 11:15
70,000 people call upon major garment brands and retailers Armani, Primark, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Walmart to make transparency part of their New Year’s resolutions and publicly disclose the factories that produce their clothes. Throughout January, activists will deliver golden boxes of signatures to luxury brand Armani and cost-cutter Primark in major European cities. Other targeted brands can also expect to find signatures left on their doorsteps.
Despite massive profits, big fashion brands refuse to pay workers after factory closures by Mirjam van Heugten — last modified 15-12-2017 10:30
Starting 14 December, garment workers and activists unite in global actions against wage theft. Over the next week, while holiday shoppers across the world peruse apparel stores, they may also discover messages from garment workers seeking help. The message to consumers reads: "I made the item you are about to buy but I didn´t get paid for making it".
Garment workers are waiting for an answer – will H&M deliver on its promise to pay a living wage in 2018? by Christie Miedema — last modified 24-11-2017 09:26
Four years ago today, H&M made a bold promise that, if kept, would mean a game changer for the industry. On 25 November 2013, the company vowed to pay what H&M calls a ‘fair living wage’ to the garment workers in its supply chain by 2018. On the fourth anniversary of H&M’s historic statement, with 2018 just around the corner, Clean Clothes Campaign and global partners are greatly anticipating the moment next year when every garment worker that stitches clothes for H&M will receive a living wage.