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  • July 27, 2021

    Live-blog: How the Coronavirus affects garment workers in supply chains

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • July 20, 2021

    Fair Labor Association recommends Uniqlo and s.Oliver provide financial relief to former Jaba Garmindo workers

    We call for the immediate implementation of Fair Labor Association's (FLA) recommendation with the launch of a new documentary, How to Steal Your Workers' Future, an intimate and powerful portrayal of the long-term devastation that severance theft causes for garment workers and their families.

  • July 19, 2021

    Workers owed $11.85 billion after fashion brands' inaction

    The crisis is far from over for garment workers who are owed 11.85 billion USD in unpaid income and severance, whilst labour rights violations flourish, according to new research by Clean Clothes Campaign.

  • July 16, 2021

    Open letter to Accord signatory brands in response to recent factory fire

    On 11 July 2021, witness signatories Worker Rights Consortium and Clean Clothes Campaign sent the following letter to signatory brands to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh in response to a major fire in a juice factory in Bangladesh on 8 July 2021.

  • July 14, 2021

    Fashion brands fail to address pandemic-era wage theft in Cambodia

    Cambodian garment workers producing goodsfor international fashion and sportswear brands, such as Adidas, VF, Target, Nike, and Gap, were deprived of an estimated US$ 109 million in wages during the April and May 2021 national lockdown, according to calculations by Cambodian trade unions and Clean Clothes Campaign. Unions and activists call on international brands to pay workers’ full wages throughout the duration of the pandemic and sign an enforceable agreement to prevent future pay theft.  

  • July 13, 2021

    Zara must not walk away from safety agreement while workers remain at risk sewing its clothes

    A new brief, published by labour rights groups ahead of Inditex’s shareholder meeting of 13 July, shows that the company urgently needs to sign a new binding agreement on factory safety in Bangladesh before the current programme runs out on 31 August 2021. The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, the most successful safety programme in the contemporary history of apparel supply chains, has enabled great progress, but Inditex must not ignore the deadly hazards that remain.

  • July 2, 2021

    H&M, Nike and Primark use pandemic to squeeze factory workers in production countries even more

    In a hard-hitting new research report, Clean Clothes Campaign finds that H&M, Nike and Primark have driven factory workers in their supply chains in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Indonesia into desperation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interviews conducted with 49 garment workers in these countries demonstrate that the Coronavirus-induced crisis continues to have a devastating impact on the wages, working conditions, and labour rights of garment workers.

  • July 1, 2021

    June 2021 Covid Blog

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • June 24, 2021

    Sri Lankan garment workers need brands, factory owners and government to take responsibility for their plight

    The current wave of Covid-19 infections in South Asia has devastating consequences for workers in Sri Lanka, negatively affecting their health, livelihood, and right to unionise. Unions and labour rights organisations call upon major brands sourcing from Sri Lanka to take responsibility for the workers in the supply chain.

  • June 17, 2021

    A union rights win for Next workers in Sri Lanka!

    After months of fighting for Next to formally recognise the Free Trade Zones & General Services Employees Unions branch union within the Next Manufacturing Ltd (NML) factory, workers from the NML factory in Sri Lanka have finally secured victory. We celebrate with all the workers who have fought for their right to join a union and refused to give up in face of a reluctant management.

  • June 11, 2021

    German Supply Chain law: step in the right direction, yet still failing workers affected by violations

    We welcome the introduction of human rights due diligence as an obligation through the new supply chain law that was passed today in Germany. However, the law also has some serious shortcomings. We are calling for the upcoming EU level legislation to introduce comprehensive due diligence obligations and ensure access to justice for the victims, including through civil procedure.

  • May 31, 2021

    Bangladesh Accord : three months respite but the struggle is not over

    Global unions and negotiating signatory companies have announced that they agreed upon a three month extension of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to allow for more time to conclude negotiations on a new binding safety agreement. Without such an agreement, apparel brands’ and factories’ efforts towards factory safety would cease to be legally binding and would lack union participation, thus reducing the task to make factories safer to an exercise in self-monitoring.

  • May 31, 2021

    May 2021 Covid blog

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • May 26, 2021

    Amazon workers across the world launch action to Make Amazon Pay All Its Workers

    On Wednesday, 26 May 2021, as Amazon holds its annual shareholder meeting, workers and trade unions across the world will take part in a global day of action in solidarity with workers in Amazon’s supply chain in Bangladesh and Cambodia.

  • May 18, 2021

    Brands and governments must step up in face of India’s Covid crisis

    In the face of the current wave of Covid-19 infections hitting garment producing countries in South Asia, the organisations of the Clean Clothes Campaign network are calling upon apparel companies to take action to mitigate the pandemic’s devastating effect on workers. Furthermore, they urge governments to do all in their power to keep workers safe.

  • May 17, 2021

    Garment workers' unions and rights groups support TRIPS waiver

    The global supply chains of international brands and retailers are spread across low-and-middle-income countries including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Central America and Mexico, and employs at least an estimated 35 million workers. Since the onset of Covid-19, the garment and textile industry, and especially its poor workers have suffered huge losses.

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