News from 2014

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Key findings Migrant report Thailand

Key findings Migrant report Thailand
18-12-2014 11:18

In 2012, the Thailand Textile Institute (THTI) set out an ambitious 300 million THB (7.29 million EURi) plan to develop the national textile and garment industry over four years, with the aim of transforming Thailand into Southeast Asia's fashion centreii. The focal point of garment production is located in Mae Sot, Tak Province, roughly 500km northwest of Bangkok on the border with Myanmar.

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New report to mark International Migrant Day

New report to mark International Migrant Day
18-12-2014 11:47

To mark the United Nation’s International Migrant Day, Clean Clothes Campaign released a new report in conjunction with the MAP Foundation outlining the gross violations of labour rights among migrant workers in the Thai apparel industry.

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Join our action: Tell Bata to stop cut-and-run Sri Lanka

Join our action: Tell Bata to stop cut-and-run Sri Lanka
11-05-2015 13:33

Bata admits to a cut-and-run after a conflict in one of the factories in Sri Lanka which made their shoes. One year ago, close to 200 workers were fired after they complained about not getting their salary increases. Join our action, tell Bata on facebook and rate Bata on their own rating page: http://on.fb.me/1sc8n9w

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New CCC begins in Czech Republic

New CCC begins in Czech Republic
07-10-2014 08:27

On World Day for Decent Work, Clean Clothes Campaign is delighted to welcome the newest European platform.

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Bata refuses to step up for the people who made their shoes

Bata refuses to step up for the people who made their shoes
11-05-2015 13:03

Shoe company Bata refuses to take any responsibility for the resolution of a labour rights conflict arising at the factory Palla & Co., a Sri Lankan shoe factory. Workers say its owner repeatedly refused to pay workers an agreed upon pay rise. Bata, who was sourcing from the factory at the time of the labour conflict, cut its commercial relationship with Palla & Co. in late 2013.

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"We need US$177"

"We need US$177"
18-09-2014 15:41

On September 17th, Cambodian garment workers in 139 factories in 52 areas took part in demonstrations calling for an increase in the minimum wage to US$177. 10,000 workers wore t-shirts with the US$177 demand printed on and 100,000 stickers were distributed across the countries capital, Phnom Penh. In solidarity activists from New Jersey to Melbourne via Geneva and Brussels, also took part in actions calling for an immediate increase in the minimum wage.

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Two years after fatal fire - KIK still has to pay up

Two years after fatal fire - KIK still has to pay up
11-09-2014 10:53

September 11th marks two years since the fatal fire that killed 254 garment workers at a factory in Karachi, Pakistan. German retailer KIK were the only confirmed buyer from the factory, and yet today the victims families are still waiting for the retailer to pay full and fair compensation.

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Victory for 12 workers and trade unionists in Pakistan

Victory for 12 workers and trade unionists in Pakistan
03-09-2014 12:55

Twelve garment workers and trade union activists of the Power Loom Mazdoor Union in Pakistan were finally acquitted on August 29, 2014 after a trial that had dragged on for more than two years.

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News flash: violent crackdown of Tuba protest Bangladesh

News flash: violent crackdown of Tuba protest Bangladesh
11-08-2014 09:57

Update 11 August 2014 - Last Sunday, after 14 days of hunger strike, the Tuba group workers received their three months wages. The remaining demands still stand. Earlier that weekend, all arrested union leaders had been released.

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Victory: settlement with underwear factory Bratex

Victory: settlement with underwear factory Bratex
29-07-2014 10:00

We are pleased to announce that the Sri Lankan Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union (FTZ&GSEU) reached a settlement with the underwear factory Bratex and the US based company Fruit of the Loom.

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H&M's response to Tailored Wages

01-07-2014 12:10

Why wage needs to be negotiated on a local, national and regional level. Clean Clothes Campaign's response to H&M’s comment on the “Tailored Wages” report

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Governments call on brands to pay up

Governments call on brands to pay up
26-06-2014 16:30

Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes leadership shown by governments in strongly urging clothing brands to pay into the Rana Plaza Donor Trust Fund.

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OECD meets in Paris with Rana Plaza on the agenda

OECD meets in Paris with Rana Plaza on the agenda
26-06-2014 09:22

Over a year after the collapse of Rana Plaza the compensation fund remains woefully underfunded. Today sees the start of a two day high level international meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris that will discuss efforts to build more responsible supply chains.

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Compensating the victims of Rana Plaza - what role for the OECD?

24-06-2014 12:07

Ahead of the OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct that is being held on June 26 - 27 in Paris, OECD Watch and TUAC are holding a side event looking at the role of the OECD and national contact points in compensating Rana Plaza victims.

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Indonesian wage trial: human rights violations 'systemic'

Indonesian wage trial: human rights violations 'systemic'
24-06-2014 05:57

After a two-day public hearing, the jury of the People's Tribunal to assess human rights abuses faced by workers in the Indonesian garment industry, announced its verdict today. Judges found overwhelming evidence of ‘systematic violation of the fundamental right to a life lived with human dignity' in an industry employing mostly women and said 'urgent action must be taken' by a variety of stakeholders.

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Stitched Up

Stitched Up
18-06-2014 19:50

New report released by Clean Clothes Campaign shows that garment workers in Eastern Europe and Turkey are paid poverty wages and many have to work second or third jobs to be able to live.

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Victory: All 23 released from jail in Cambodia

Victory: All 23 released from jail in Cambodia
02-06-2014 09:34

On Friday 30th May, the court convicted and then released the 23 garment workers and unionists who were arrested during the violent crackdown of the wage protest in Cambodia last January. Their sentences were suspended after huge pressure from international campaign groups and unions.

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Free the 23 verdict: 30th May

Free the 23 verdict: 30th May
22-05-2014 15:44

The verdict of the 23 people arrested during the wage strikes in Cambodia last January will be announced at 8am on May 30. Free the 23!

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News flash: Cambodian trial continues tomorrow

News flash: Cambodian trial continues tomorrow
20-05-2014 11:23

Clean Clothes Campaign and campaigners around the world continue to call for the immediate dropping of all charges and release of the 23 men arrested in Cambodia in January 2014. Today the third day of the trial was postponed again, to tomorrow.

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Benetton's new CEO must pay up!

Benetton's new CEO must pay up!
08-05-2014 08:02

Today Marco Airoldi will be officially appointed the new CEO of the Benetton Group. Clean Clothes Campaign is calling on him to make paying into the Rana Plaza Trust Fund his number one priority.

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