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  • May 14, 2021

    On Bangladesh Accord’s anniversary, brands should commit to new binding safety agreement to safeguard its work

    On 15 May 2013, only weeks after the Rana Plaza collapse killed at least 1,134 people, brands and retailers signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh with unions. This groundbreaking legally-binding agreement is expiring on 31 May, two weeks from now, just after the eighth anniversary of its programme that has made 1,600 factories safer for over two million garment workers.

  • May 14, 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.

  • May 14, 2021

    Detained Myanmar labour activist, Daw Myo Aye, faces up to three years in prison

    Trade union leader Daw Myo Aye is one of nearly 5,000 people arrested by the military since the coup in February. She remains in prison where her health is deteriorating.

  • April 30, 2021

    April 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.

  • April 29, 2021

    European parliament committee can bring real change to European garment workers' wages

    Almost one million garment workers in seven of the European Union's low wage member states would profit directly from a strong and effective EU minimum wage directive. An additional 1.5 million garment workers in eight other European countries would indirectly benefit from this directive. Already now, the discussion on the directive is encouraging national debates in these countries on adequate minimum wages which would enable a decent living of workers.

  • April 29, 2021

    Remaining safety hazards in Bangladeshi factories show that apparel brands must not abandon binding safety programme

    In the week of the world day for health and safety at work and the week after the Rana Plaza anniversary, the witness signatories to the Bangladesh Accord publish a report showing that deadly safety hazards remain at factories producing for major apparel brands and retailers. The Bangladesh Accord - the most successful safety programme in the contemporary history of apparel supply chains - is set to expire on 31 May of this year.

  • April 28, 2021

    Justice still outstanding: an update of legal cases related to Rana Plaza eight years on

    Eight years since the Rana Plaza collapse of 24 April 2013, full justice is still far off. The survivors have been calling for sentencing of Sohel Rana, the five factory owners, and others responsible for this disaster. However, an update of case statuses published on the occasion of the anniversary of the factory disaster, by the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), shows that the attainment of justice is still stalled and delayed.

  • April 22, 2021

    Commemorating the Rana Plaza anniversary by preventing the next disaster

    24 April marks eight years since the Rana Plaza building collapsed with thousands of people inside, killing at least 1,134 people. In the face of a new lockdown in Bangladesh we are offering an online commemoration platform, to safely mark this anniversary. Additionally the website enables visitors to urge garment brands to continue preventing future disasters. This is vital as the Bangladesh Accord, the programme that has successfully made factories safer since Rana Plaza, is at risk of being rendered meaningless within the next five weeks.

  • April 21, 2021

    Families of 28 drowned workers in Morocco call for urgent support

    On February 8th 2021 nineteen women and nine men between the ages of twenty and forty died in a garment factory in Tangiers, Morocco, after a short circuit caused by the heavy rains in the region flooded many places and houses at street level. The families of the workers call on the Moroccon state for urgent support.

  • April 16, 2021

    Call for immediate release of arrested labour activist Myo Myo Aye in Myanmar

    The Clean Clothes Campaign global network calls for the immediate release of labour activist Myo Myo Aye, who was arrested in Yangoon on 15 April 2021. The leader of the Solidarity of Trade Unions in Myanmar (STUM) was forcibly taken from her office by the army yesterday. Four cars drove up to her office and took her to a police station for interrogation where she was detained overnight.

  • April 9, 2021

    Garment brands and manufacturers cannot stay silent on Myanmar atrocities

    The Clean Clothes Campaign Network condemns the silence of garment brands, including Aldi North, Lindex and Marks & Spencer, on the military in Myanmar committing atrocities since the military coup at the start of February. Brands such as H&M, Next, C&A, Primark and Benetton, who have suspended placing new orders, still have a clear responsibility towards workers to ensure wages and severance are being paid.

  • April 6, 2021

    The Europe Floor Wage benchmark estimates a living wage for garment workers in Central, East and Southeast Europe

    Clean Clothes Campaign is taking another step in the continuous struggle to improve the working conditions and empower workers in the global garment and sportswear industries by introducing the Europe Floor Wage: a cross-border base living wage benchmark for Central, East and Southeast Europe.

  • April 6, 2021

    Second Cairo factory tragedy in a month shows need for international safety agreement

    Last week, according to reports, at least 8 people died and 29 were injured when a ten story building housing a garment factory collapsed on them in the early morning. Clean Clothes Campaign offers condolences to the victims and their family and calls for an international binding agreement on factory safety that holds brands, retailers, and factory owners accountable. 

  • March 31, 2021

    March 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.

  • March 30, 2021

    Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region Warns Corporations Not to Trade their Human Rights Principles for Market Access

    As global fashion brands face commercial retaliation in China over their statements against the use of forced Uyghur labour, the advocates leading the campaign against forced labour in the Uyghur Region are calling on companies not to trade their human rights principles to hang onto commercial advantage.

  • March 24, 2021

    Sri Lankan garment workers suffer during pandemic, while brands and manufacturers continue to make profits

    Labour rights advocates today published a brief on the situation of the Sri Lankan garment industry during the pandemic, which reveals that apparel brands, retailers, and manufacturers have continued to take in huge profits while cutting costs at the expense of workers' health, employment security, and income. The organisations behind the brief are urging brands and employers in the Sri Lankan garment sector to start a national dialogue with unions to ensure workers’ rights, wages and health are safeguarded.

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