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  • May 21, 2020

    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 18, 2020

    COVID-19 Demands in defense of Garment Workers in Global Supply Chains

    The Clean Clothes Campaign global network has come up with a set of demands upon brands, retailers, e-tailers, and governments to mitigate the effects of the crisis on global garment supply chains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and to create more resilient systems that work for workers in the future.

  • May 6, 2020

    The devastation of COVID-19 on UNIQLO's former garment workers

    During the current COVID-19 crisis, those who are the most vulnerable must be tended to first, and multi-national clothing brands should not be allowed to ignore their responsibilities. Uniqlo must take urgent action to help the 2,000 workers of Jaba Garmindo who have no income and whose only hope is retrieving the $5.5 million they are legally-owed in severance pay.

  • April 30, 2020

    April 2020: Coronavirus and 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.

  • April 29, 2020

    NGO’s disappointment as German NCP close Adidas labour violations case

    Case highlights the vulnerability of workers in subcontracted factories. NCP failure to clarify relationship between brand, main supplier and subcontractor leaves way open for brands to deny responsibility for workers in their supply chain, and a lack of transparency in adidas’ due diligence processes leaves Freedom of association violations unchallenged.

  • April 24, 2020

    Remembering the Rana Plaza workers by continuing the fight for workers’ rights during the pandemic

    Seven years ago today at least 1,134 workers died in the garment industry’s deadliest factory incident in history. Today, we remember the workers who died in the Rana Plaza collapse, sending our thoughts to those affected by this tragedy. While we commemorate this crisis, workers’ lives are again at risk.

  • April 24, 2020

    German brands' practices force European garment factories to risk workers' lives amidst a pandemic

    A shocking investigation from Clean Clothes Campaign and Germany based Bread for the World reveals that around 120,000 labourers across Europe are being forced to work in high risk environments in spite of workplace closures globally.

  • April 23, 2020

    Coronavirus strengthens case for new EU textile laws – 65 civil society groups publish joint vision

    We urge the European Commission, members of the European Parliament, governments of EU Member States in the Council and other stakeholders to work towards such a strategy.

  • April 22, 2020

    COVID-19: A global approach to protecting garment workers in supply chains

    Apparel companies around the world responded to the Covid-19 crisis with an immediate resort to the risk-mitigating measures built into global supply chains. Their mass cancellation of orders has left factories around the world without cash to pay their workers.

  • April 21, 2020

    Former Uniqlo garment workers vulnerable due to COVID-19 restrictions on fifth anniversary of factory closure

    Five years after factory bankruptcy, 2,000 workers are still campaigning for $5.5 million legally-owed in severance pay. Many relied on informal work and are now facing unprecedented hardship due to COVID-19 restrictions. Uniqlo has failed in its responsibility to address and remedy adverse human rights impacts of its business practices.

  • April 15, 2020

    Forced labour and debt-trap: migrant workers in Japan face substantial risks during coronavirus outbreak

    Report on migrant garment workers in Japan’s state-supported Technical Internship Training Program (TITP) are subjected to widespread labour violations including poverty pay, debt bondage, enforced overtime, and inadequate and crowded living and working conditions. Fears grow for their safety during Coronavirus outbreak.

  • April 9, 2020

    Brands and retailers need to step up now to protect garment workers

    The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the grossly unequal power relations that define global garment supply chains, with workers paying the price. Today the many organizations behind the world-wide Clean Clothes Campaign network are calling for action from brands and retailers -- as well as governments and other stakeholders -- that aims to mitigate the impact of this crisis on those already most exploited in supply chains and to build towards a future in which workers have access to living wages and a social safety net.

  • April 3, 2020

    COVID-19 continues to ravage the health and livelihoods of garment workers

    The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow and spread. Half of the world’s population is under some form of lock-down or movement restriction in order to control the spread of the novel coronavirus. Garment workers in global supply chains, who already grapple with poverty wages and precarious living situations, face increasing insecurity as factories close in response to steep drops in orders and as governments shut down manufacturing to protect public health.

  • March 31, 2020

    March 2020: Coronavirus and 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.

  • March 17, 2020

    Brands must urgently take steps to minimise impact of the coronavirus on garment workers’ health and livelihoods

    The new coronavirus has reached global pandemic levels and is affecting people across the world, including garment workers in global supply chains. Protecting those most at risk means both taking steps to limit exposure and ensuring that people surviving on the poverty line are not pushed below it.

  • March 6, 2020

    Uniqlo and the women owed $5.5 million

    In the fashion game, brands always win and garment workers always lose. It’s a stacked deck, the winning hands held by those with the money. In the quest for ever-greater profits, garment workers are often treated as yet another commodity, to be swapped at will, as brands act with impunity and watch their profits rise.

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