News from 2015

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Three years after Tazreen factory fire CCC stands with affected workers

Three years after Tazreen factory fire CCC stands with affected workers
24-11-2015 15:58

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.

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Global living wage campaign for Cambodia kicks off

Global living wage campaign for Cambodia kicks off
20-11-2015 09:24

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.

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Clean Clothes Campaign response to agreement between H&M and IndustriALL

Clean Clothes Campaign response to agreement between H&M and IndustriALL
02-12-2015 11:54

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.

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Adidas and Mizuno involved in unfair dismissal case

Adidas and Mizuno involved in unfair dismissal case
20-11-2015 10:18

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.

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Turkish workers win case targeting handbag producer Mulberry

Turkish workers win case targeting handbag producer Mulberry
19-10-2015 15:19

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.

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10 ways H&M is spinning the facts on worker safety

10 ways H&M is spinning the facts on worker safety
19-10-2015 12:29

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.

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Clean Clothes Campaign pushes for binding agreements for a living wage

Clean Clothes Campaign pushes for binding agreements for a living wage
15-10-2015 12:36

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.

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Global Wage Forum confirms living wage as core human right

Global Wage Forum confirms living wage as core human right
12-10-2015 21:36

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.

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Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels

11-10-2015 10:14

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.

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Cambodia trade unions sidelined in preparations of Draft Trade Union Law

Cambodia trade unions sidelined in preparations of Draft Trade Union Law
22-10-2015 10:45

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.

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CCC slams meager minimum wage hike in Cambodia

CCC slams meager minimum wage hike in Cambodia
13-11-2015 11:27

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.

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Join thousands in the call for a living wage

Join thousands in the call for a living wage
06-08-2015 13:33

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.

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UNIQLO under fire for factory closure after worker uprising

UNIQLO under fire for factory closure after worker uprising
03-12-2015 13:01

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.

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Call for action after Chinese factory collapse

Call for action after Chinese factory collapse
13-07-2015 12:56

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.

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WE WON!! Rana Plaza workers get compensation

WE WON!! Rana Plaza workers get compensation
08-06-2015 16:22

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.

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CCC calls for investigation after factory fire Philippines

CCC calls for investigation after factory fire Philippines
19-05-2015 14:50

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.

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The naked truth of H&M starts now

12-05-2015 09:58

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?

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Free Somyot: 4 years in jail for 'insulting the king'

Free Somyot: 4 years in jail for 'insulting the king'
30-04-2015 07:51

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.

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Rana Plaza: Global day action pushes brands to pay

Rana Plaza: Global day action pushes brands to pay
29-04-2015 15:57

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.

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Statement by the Clean Clothes Campaign on the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster:

Statement by the Clean Clothes Campaign on the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster:
24-04-2015 12:12

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.

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