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  • November 24, 2023

    Statement on the 11th Tazreen Fashions fire anniversary

    Eleven years have passed since the Tazreen Fashions factory fire on 24 November 2012. On this day we remember and pledge not to forget about the negligence that let to this preventable disaster. We will continue to advocate for safer workplaces throughout garment supply chains, as well as for legally enshrined financial compensation for all injured and killed workers in garment factories Bangladesh.

  • November 21, 2023

    Looking back: Why no one batted an eye during the Yes Men’s outrageous “adiVerse” presentation

    After last week’s Yes Men action impersonating adidas at the Web Summit conference, it is time to take stock and ask the question: how is it possible that this terrifying vision of how international companies ignore basic worker rights in their supply chain was not significantly questioned? And the other question that arises is: why does adidas still get away with wage and severance theft?

  • November 16, 2023

    The Yes Men strike again: adidas’ failure to meet workers’ compensation demands highlighted in adiVerse hoax

    Adidas' unacceptable treatment of the workers in their supply chain is once again centered in a hoax announcement around labour rights. The activist collective Yes Men and labour organisations and unions from the Clean Clothes Campaign network - who were behind the stunt - are calling on the company to take real steps to protect garment workers in its supply chain by signing the Pay Your Workers agreement.

  • November 7, 2023

    Bangladesh government proposes new poverty wage of 12,500 BDT ($113) per month, ignoring the workers’ desperate calls

    Bangladesh’s labour ministry proposed a new minimum wage for the country’s 4.4 million garment workers at 12,500 BDT (113 USD) on Tuesday 7 November. The amount is far below the trade union demand of 23,000 BDT, a wage that research studies confirm is the minimum required to place workers above the poverty line.

  • October 31, 2023

    CCC condemns repression against workers protesting for higher wages in Bangladesh

    Clean Clothes Campaign strongly condemns the violent repression of garment workers demanding a wage increase to 23,000Tk and calls on the government of Bangladesh to immediately ensure that workers’ right to protest is respected. We stand in solidarity with all those mourning the loss of Rasel Hawlader, a garment worker shot while peacefully demanding 23,000Tk as the new minimum wage for the RMG sector in Bangladesh.

  • October 25, 2023

    It is your turn Olymp! Former Olymp workers submit a complaint at the German OECD national contact point

    Over two years since the announcement that Croatian garment factory Orljava was closing down, the Croatian trade union Novi Sindikat and partner organisation Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) Germany are filing a complaint against the factory's only foreign buyer, OLYMP, to the German National Contact Point for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

  • October 23, 2023

    Bangladesh Minimum Wage talks on the brink of failure? Employers table an outrageous monthly wage offer of $95 as brands remain silent

    Concerns are rising that the ongoing wage talks for the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector could result in a new poverty wage of just 95 USD per month (10,400 Tk), based on an outrageous proposal presented by employers at the latest Wage Board meeting. Trade unions and labour organisations reject this barefaced attempt to keep workers trapped in poverty. The deficient offer results from the reluctance of major fashion brands to actively support workers in their struggle for decent wages.

  • September 22, 2023

    Garment workers in Hugo Boss supply chain fight union busting in context of Sri Lanka crisis

    For almost three years, workers at Lanka Leather Fashion in Sri Lanka have been fighting for their right to unionise. The German-owned company was among the first to be established in the country’s free trade zone. It is Asia’s oldest and one of the region’s largest producers of high-end leather garments, boasting high-profile customers such as Hugo Boss.

  • September 21, 2023

    Global Sportswear brands are leaving Cambodian garment workers to languish beneath the poverty line, according to a new report

    While the price of sneakers has been going up, the wages of the Cambodian workers making them has been going down leaving them languishing well beneath the poverty line, according to new research released today from global women’s rights organisation, ActionAid and Cambodian labour rights organisation, the Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL).

  • September 11, 2023

    Nike under fire over the sportswear giant’s three-year refusal to pay its garment workers

    Nike is facing growing pressure in anticipation of its online AGM on 12 September over its steadfast refusal to pay more than 4000 garment workers $2.2 million in unpaid wages and benefits since 2020. Unprecedented concerns are mounting from Nike investors, human rights groups, unions, and consumers that Nike has become a corporate outlier on human rights issues, once again achieving notoriety for failing to ensure that women workers in their supply chain are given their basic rights, despite the company’s own stated commitments and code of conduct.

  • September 11, 2023

    Solidarity statement on the anniversary of the Ali Enterprises fire

    Eleven years ago, on this day, over 250 workers were killed in a fire at the Ali Enterprises garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan. Clean Clothes Campaign expresses its solidarity with the families whose loved ones were killed and the workers who were seriously injured as a result of that horrific incident on 11 September 2012.

  • September 4, 2023

    Activists urge Bangladesh garment industry to take action after murder of trade unionist

    Today, Clean Clothes Campaign activists protested in Amsterdam at a promotional exposition of the Bangladesh garment industry to urge the government of Bangladesh, the employers’ association, and all brands sourcing from Bangladesh to take immediate action in the wake of the recent murder of trade unionist Shahidul Islam. Activists held up banners outside and spoke up in the conference room to demand justice for Islam’s family, safeguards for the right to organise, and a new minimum wage in line with workers’ demands.

  • August 3, 2023

    Statement on the crisis faced by garment workers in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka’s garment workers have been bearing the brunt of the financial and political crisis that has haunted the country for over 1.5 years, with high inflation and currency devaluation pushing workers into poverty while the government and employers repress their right to organise. With the government now rushing through procedurally unsound changes to labour laws, and domestic debt restructuring measures targeting workers’ social security funds, garment workers in Sri Lanka will be deprived of even more basic rights and protections against precarity.

  • July 20, 2023

    Leading rights groups call on Nike to push its supplier Ramatex to remediate supply chain abuses in Cambodia

    58 leading labour and human rights groups are demanding sportswear giant Nike end its standoff with Thai and Cambodian garment workers to finally fulfill its human rights commitments and pay its supply chain workers the $2.2 million in unpaid wages and benefits they have been waiting for since 2020. The workers of the Violet Apparel factory, owned by Nike’s primary manufacturing partner, the multi-million dollar conglomerate Ramatex Group, were denied $1.4 million in legal benefits since the Violet Apparel factory closed in 2020.

  • July 17, 2023

    Clean Clothes Campaign supports Bangladeshi unions in their 23,000Tk minimum wage hike demand

    For the first time in five years, the Bangladeshi government has formed a Wage Board to revise the minimum wage for the country’s RMG sector which employs roughly 4 million workers. The current minimum wage of 8,000 taka (roughly 74 USD) was already insufficient for a decent living when it came into force in 2019. Since then, workers had to endure the additional pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent high inflation without seeing their wages increase at all.

  • July 13, 2023

    Six months in, major brands are still missing from Pakistan Safety Accord

    Workers in Pakistan are made to wait for significant safety improvements. Sunday, July 16th marks six months since the launch of the Pakistan Safety Accord sign-on process, yet, while many competitors joined already, major apparel and textile brands and retailers sourcing from Pakistan are slow to commit to this life-saving agreement.

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