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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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Benetton targeted over Rana Plaza compensation on International Human Rights Day

Benetton targeted over Rana Plaza compensation on International Human Rights Day
03-03-2015 15:49

Labour rights campaigners across Europe and the USA are marking this years' International Human Rights Day by calling on Italian fashion brand Benetton to finally pay into a Fund set up to pay compensation to thousands of families affected by the Rana Plaza disaster in April 2013.

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Swiss shoe giant falls into disrepute: Dismissals instead of pay rise at former Bata supplier in Sri Lanka

Swiss shoe giant falls into disrepute: Dismissals instead of pay rise at former Bata supplier in Sri Lanka
30-04-2015 14:48

A year ago today, close to 200 workers were dismissed at the Sri Lankan shoe factory Palla & Co following union activities and protests over outstanding wage increments. At that time, the factory had mainly been producing for Bata. Instead of engaging in the resolution of the labor rights conflict, the formerly Czech enterprise now head-quartered in Switzerland is shirking its responsibility.

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Agreement on Tazreen compensation announced

Agreement on Tazreen compensation announced
24-11-2014 02:12

Two years after over 120 people lost their lives trapped in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, an agreement has been reached between IndustriALL Global Union and their local affiliates, Clean Clothes Campaign and C&A on a system for delivering compensation to the victims of the tragedy.

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Rana Plaza compensation fund pays first installments to 1,587 beneficiaries.

14-10-2014 08:22

But 16 months after the devastating collapse the official Rana Plaza Donor Trust Fund still needs US$20 million to ensure full and fair compensation to all survivors and victims families.

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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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Cambodian garment workers demand higher minimum wage

Cambodian garment workers demand higher minimum wage
16-09-2014 15:06

H&M among the leading clothing brands urged to show leadership and commitment to achieving a living wage

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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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Still waiting

11-09-2014 10:08

Victims of workplace tragedies including Ali Enterprises fire and the collapsed Rana Plaza still waiting for 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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Comment: Labels found in Primark clothes.

Comment: Labels found in Primark clothes.
26-06-2014 12:21

Clean Clothes Campaign responds to recent stories of 'calls for help' found in Primark clothing.

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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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