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December 10, 2015
Global brands leave Cambodian workers fainting over fashion
On International Human Rights Day, labour network Clean Clothes Campaign joins more than 25 countries in a global call on major brands such as H&M, GAP, Levi's and Inditex to make sure Cambodian workers receive US$177 as a first step towards a living wage.
November 24, 2015
Three years after Tazreen factory fire CCC stands with affected workers
The Clean Clothes Campaign is today marking the third anniversary of a devastating fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Ashulia, Bangladesh. Our thoughts are with all those families and individuals whose lives were changed as a result of the events of that night and we continue to stand with these families as they fight for justice for the loss and injury of their loved ones.
November 23, 2015
Pakistani widow of Ali Enterprises factory fire visits Germany to appeal to German Retailer KiK
From 23 to 27 November 2015, Shahida Parveen and Farhat Fatima from Pakistan will visit Berlin to draw attention to the global campaign demanding KiK provide long term compensation to the families affected by the Ali Enterprises factory fire in 2012. Shahida Parveen, a widow of one of the workers who was killed in the fire, intends to deliver her #MakeKikPay petition to KiK representatives during her stay in Germany. She will be accompanied by Farhat Fatima from the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER), an organisation that signed a legal agreement with KiK for a negotiated settlement of long-term compensation to the survivors and victims’ families of the Ali enterprises tragedy.
November 20, 2015
Global living wage campaign for Cambodia kicks off
On the first day of a wave of international actions, Clean Clothes Campaign announces its support for the demand of a coalition of Cambodian unions that the multinational brands must ensure a minimum wage of US $177. Today, thousands of women and men in Cambodia and around the world, will wear stickers saying “brands must provide a living wage for workers!” in factories which produce apparel for major global brands such as H&M, Inditex, Levi's and GAP.
November 18, 2015
Three years after Tazreen factory fire Walmart still refuses to pay
The Clean Clothes Campaign and the International Labor Rights Forum are today calling on international brands, including Walmart and El Corte Ingles, to contribute to a fund established to make payments to the families of the 112 workers killed and those permanently injured in a fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh.
November 11, 2015
Clean Clothes Campaign response to agreement between H&M and IndustriALL
Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the agreement which was recently signed between H&M and global workers federation IndustriALL, yet sees room for improvement for the Global Framework Agreement (GFA) which was also signed by Swedish trade union IF Metall.
November 9, 2015
Adidas and Mizuno involved in unfair dismissal case
Every week, a large group of workers who stitched sport shoes for adidas and the Japanese brand Mizuno protests outside the PT Panarub Industry building demanding reinstatement and compensation for the loss of income.
October 28, 2015
Factory fire compensation campaign against German retailer KiK escalates
Campaign for compensation escalates in the face of German retailer’s continual refusal to fulfill obligation towards factory fire victims
October 19, 2015
Turkish workers win case targeting handbag producer Mulberry
Turkish workers for the handbag brand Mulberry, and activists globally who supported their cause, are hailing a 'tremendous victory' after winning a campaign to uphold human rights in their factory.
October 19, 2015
10 ways H&M is spinning the facts on worker safety
H&M's response to CCC's recent report 'Evaluation of H&M Compliance with Safety Action Plans for Strategic Suppliers in Bangladesh 2015', focusing on H&M's worker safety failures in Bangladesh is replete with false and misleading statements, demonstrating that the company remains unwilling to address the issue in a serious and forthright manner. In this news update, we explore various claims made by H&M, concerning our report and concerning the delays in safety renovations at its supplier factories in Bangladesh, relative to the deadlines imposed by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
October 15, 2015
Clean Clothes Campaign pushes for binding agreements for a living wage
On the second day of the Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels, prior to the delivery of 150.000 signatures from Clean Clothes Campaign, Clean Clothes Campiagn pushes for binding agreements and legislation to ensure accountibility of brands in the garment sector. The Clean Clothes Campaign presented the signatures to international clothing brands and European Commission representatives during the Living Wage Now Forum.
October 12, 2015
Global Wage Forum confirms living wage as core human right
On the first day of the Living Wage Forum in Brussels, bringing together workers, labour leaders, academics and members of the CCC global Network, the right to a living wage was confirmed as a human right. At the forum, organised by Clean Clothes Campaign and held between 12 and 14 October, more than 200 workers, brands, policy makers and campaigners come together to commit to implement a living wage for all garment workers.
October 11, 2015
Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels
From October 12 to 14, 2015, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) organises the Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels. For three days, CCC will take the next steps together with officials from major fashion brands, workers' representatives from around the world and European policy makers and work towards a living wage for all garment workers.
October 8, 2015
Cambodia trade unions sidelined in preparations of Draft Trade Union Law
Clean Clothes Campaign urges the Cambodian government not to pass the Trade Union Law unless genuine and inclusive consultation with civil society and trade unions can be garantueed by the government of Cambodia.
October 1, 2015
H&M fails to make fire and building safety repairs in Bangladesh
H&M is dramatically behind schedule in correcting the dangers faced by the Bangladeshi workers who produce its clothing, according to a report published today by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF), Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN), and Worker Rights Consortium (WRC).
September 30, 2015
CCC slams meager minimum wage hike in Cambodia
Clean Clothes Campaign is disappointed with the proposal for a meager US$12 raise of the minimum wage in Cambodia, from US$128 to US$140 per month. In October, the Labor Advisory Committee (LAC) -- the country’s wage-setting group comprised of 28 representatives from government, unions and employers -- voted to approve the new minimum wage.
September 21, 2015
Joint statement: Global Unions reject KiK’s attempts to dodge compensation for Pakistani fire victims
IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union and the Clean Clothes Campaign reject KiK’s assertions in its recent statement and its attempts to obfuscate issues related to compensation for the victims of the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Pakistan.
September 15, 2015
Mulberry slammed for worker exploitation at Turkish factory
Turkish workers and activists globally are launching a series of protests against handbag brand Mulberry for failing to protect the rights of workers in its Izmir supplier factory. More than 15 store actions are planned to take place across Europe and the US this Wednesday and Thursday.
September 9, 2015
German retailer KiK must pay promised compensation to Pakistani factory fire victims
Geneva, 9 September 2015: On the third anniversary of Pakistan’s worst-ever industrial disaster, global unions IndustriALL and UNI, together with the Clean Clothes Campaign, are calling on a major German retailer to honour its promise to provide long-term compensation to victims.
August 6, 2015
Join thousands in the call for a living wage
While the summer sale is in full swing in cities around the world, Clean Clothes Campaign raises attention on the ‘manufacturing defects’ of clothes with the launch of the Living Wage Defect website. People can sign the petition for a living wage for garment workers and can symbolically send back a garment due to its living wage defect to fashion brands.
July 24, 2015
UNIQLO under fire for factory closure after worker uprising
UNIQLO, one of Asia's biggest fashion brands, has come under fire this month after one of its Chinese supplier factories, Artigas Clothing and Leather, shut down without notice and denied workers severance and social insurance payments.
July 23, 2015
Bangladeshi workers producing for Aldi in sit-in protest for owed wages
Over 1000 workers owed months of wages following illegal factory closure.
July 13, 2015
Call for action after Chinese factory collapse
The Clean Clothes Campaign expresses sadness and anger at the news of a tragic loss of life at a shoe factory that collapsed in east China last Saturday, and sends its heartfelt condolences to all the families affected.
July 7, 2015
Textile industry certificates more for show than safety
BSCI complaint on TÜV Rheinland’s audit report for Rana Plaza manufacturer
June 8, 2015
WE WON!! Rana Plaza workers get compensation
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is delighted to announce a major campaign victory with the confirmation that the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund has finally met its target of $30 million, following a large anonymous donation.
May 19, 2015
CCC calls for investigation after factory fire Philippines
Clean Clothes Campaign calls on the government of the Philipines to carry out a full and detailed investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire at a Manila slipper factory, which killed at least 72 workers on May 13th 2015.
May 12, 2015
The naked truth of H&M starts now
Why not tell this season's bikini models to talk to H&M about living wages? : Dear Doutzen, you have recently modelled for the new bikini line of H&M. Congratulations with the beautiful pictures! But do you know where and under what conditions the bikinis of H&M are made?
April 30, 2015
Free Somyot: 4 years in jail for 'insulting the king'
Today it has been four years since Thai editor and labour rights activist Somyot Pruksakaemsuk was arrested and imprisoned in Thailand, based on the lèse majesté law. CCC is concerned for his health and calls for his immediate release.
April 29, 2015
Rana Plaza: Global day action pushes brands to pay
The Rana Plaza Global Day of Action on April 24 pushed brands to contribute several millions for the survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse. A last minute initiative secured additional donations to the Rana Plaza compensation fund, but despite this US$2.7 million is still needed. Clean Clothes Campaign calls on brands to fill the remaining funding gap by May Day.
April 24, 2015
Statement by the Clean Clothes Campaign on the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster:
Today marks the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, the most deadly disaster ever in the global garment industry. At least 1,134 people were killed and over 2500 injured as the 8-storey building housing 5 garment factories collapsed.
April 21, 2015
In Depth analysis of the PwC Report and Benetton's obligation.
Scott Nova of the Worker Rights Consortium provides an in depth analysis of the PwC Report addressing Benetton’s obligation to compensate the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster
April 21, 2015
Why producing a report doesn't make Benetton's contribution any more credible.
Sam Maher of the CCC, responds to Benetton’s announcement and the PwC report
April 17, 2015
CCC believes Benetton's 1.1 million USD contribution insufficient
One week before the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, with the compensation fund still at a shortfall, global actions begin
April 17, 2015
Global actions targeting Benetton and Mango in Rana Plaza aftermath
Today marks one week until the two-year anniversary of the worst industrial accident to ever hit the garment industry, when the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh came crashing down. Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and its trade union allies and partners mark the second anniversary of disaster with a global call to action, demanding brands such as Benetton and Mango to pay up to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.
April 16, 2015
Join the Rana Plaza global day of action
On April 24th 2015, join in action with people worldwide to demand justice for the victims of Rana Plaza, to hold brands accountable and to ensure that vital and lasting changes are made in the global apparel industry. United, we can make change happen.
April 9, 2015
H&M's sustainability promises will not deliver a living wage
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is today calling on H&M to show evidence to back up its 'fair living wage' claims, following the release of a new Sustainability Report. The campaign says that making marketing capital from workers' poverty with little evidence of change is unethical and stands to slow down progress in the industry.
March 24, 2015
Rana Plaza: Countdown to second anniversary begins with compensation fund still $9 million short
Three international organisations launch countdown to the second anniversary.
March 19, 2015
Rana Plaza victims waiting for Benetton’s contribution to fill current funding gap
The Clean Clothes Campaign confirms authorization of next round of compensation payments to Rana Plaza victims
March 18, 2015
Rana Plaza survivor and others arrested at Children's Place headquarters
Nearly 30 demonstrators, including a survivor of the Rana Plaza building collapse, were arrested on 12 march 2015 after organizing a peaceful protest at Children's Place headquarters in New Jersey.
March 10, 2015
Tell Hugo Boss: a real boss pays a living wage
Campaigners around Europe tell Hugo Boss to stop the labour violations in factories in Turkey and Croatia. Most workers earn below the poverty line. Union busting, intimidation, sexual harassment and a lack of overtime regulation are not uncommon on the work floor. Join the actions!
March 5, 2015
Widow from 2012 factory fire petitions KiK
Widow from 2012 factory fire in Pakistan launches community petition demanding long-term compensation from German company KiK
February 24, 2015
Benetton to show true colors at Milan Fashion week
Clean Clothes Campaign marks Milan Fashion Week, which opens today, with actions across Europe calling on Benetton to stop delaying payments to the Rana Plaza victims by immediately contributing at least $5 million into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.
February 11, 2015
Pressure increases on Benetton to pay up
Pressure increases on Benetton as nearly 1 million activists demand they immediately pay into Rana Plaza victims’ compensation fund
January 27, 2015
Italian factory conditions deteriorate
New research into Italian shoe and garment factories released today shows that competition with Eastern Europe and Asia is driving down wages and working conditions in Italy.
January 22, 2015
Our contribution to the EU Flagship initiative on garment
2015 is the European year for development. In this context, the European commission want to launch an EU flagship initiative on responsible management of the supply chain in the garment sector. Clean Clothes Campaign accepted the invitation to contribute in the identification of this flagship initiative and to participate in an informal meeting with stakeholders gathered on 23 January in Brussels.
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