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Public Eye Awards 2014: Gap receives 'award of shame'

Public Eye Awards 2014: Gap receives 'award of shame'
23-01-2014 09:22

Today, the Berne Declaration (EvB) and Greenpeace Switzerland award American textile giant Gap the Public Eye Jury Award for their continuous refusal to contribute to effective reforms in the textile industry. The Public Eye Awards shine a light on the current and most serious cases of human rights violations and disregard for environmental protection and sustainability by corporations.

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Labour rights groups condemn violence against garment workers in Cambodia

Labour rights groups condemn violence against garment workers in Cambodia
13-01-2014 16:40

Groups call on global clothing brands to use their influence to achieve an end to repression against workers involved in wage protests and the resumption of good-faith wage negotiations.

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H&M's living wage roadmap needs concrete benchmarks

H&M's living wage roadmap needs concrete benchmarks
28-11-2013 12:46

Clean Clothes Campaign is disappointed that H&M's newly announced Roadmap to a Fair Living Wage fails to clearly state a living wage benchmark, we believe without such a definition it is both impossible to create a 'roadmap' to achieving its payment and similarly impossible to measure the roadmap's success.

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Living Wage conference – 25-26 November 2013

26-11-2013 16:56

Following the end of a two day conference on Living Wages in Berlin the Clean Clothes Campaign cautiously welcomes the steps taken and hopes that the Declaration of Intent signed by the stakeholders present will mark a shift towards actual implementation of a living wage payment for all garment workers.

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One year after Tazreen fire, the fight for justice continues

One year after Tazreen fire, the fight for justice continues
21-11-2013 17:57

Twelve months after at least 112 people lost their lives trapped in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, families of the decased and survivors are still waiting for full and fair compensation.

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CCC disappointed at new Bangladesh minimum wage level

21-11-2013 09:36

Ahead of the expected announcement of a new minimum wage of 5,300 taka (€50.32) by the Government of Bangladesh, Clean Clothes Campaign is disappointed that it still falls a long way short of a living wage, leaving millions of garment workers still earning poverty wages.

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Less than 200 euros compensation for Kalpona

Less than 200 euros compensation for Kalpona
21-11-2013 17:49

On 24th November 2012, Kalpona, a garment worker from Bangladesh, jumped from the third floor of the burning Tazreen factory and fell to the ground, breaking her leg. She was rushed to the nearest clinic like many others. She has been waiting for compensation for twelve months and wants to move on.

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All brands responsible should compensate the Rana Plaza victims now

16-11-2013 10:38

The Clean Clothes Campaign and IndustriALL Global Union are today urging all brands and retailers linked to the disaster at the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh to work together to sign up to a credible and collaborative process for delivering compensation to the victims of the disaster.

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New report CCC: Six months on from Rana Plaza

New report CCC: Six months on from Rana Plaza
24-10-2013 15:16

Thursday 24th October marks six months since the deadliest disaster to hit the garment industry, when Rana Plaza collapsed. With over 1,100 people killed and thousands more injured the battle for full and fair compensation continues. Find the latest update on brand involvement in the Rana Plaza and Tazreen compensation proces in the report.

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Living Wage Action Week

Living Wage Action Week
28-10-2013 11:36

From 21st October to 28th October, activists across Europe took action on their high streets and in their shopping centres to call on clothing brands and governments to ensure workers are paid a living wage. Activists across Europe took action in solidarity with workers across garment producing countries to demand a living wage becomes a reality.

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Consumers call for an end to poverty pay

21-10-2013 10:42

Activists in 15 countries across Europe demand clothing brands pay a living wage to garment workers.

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The Facts Behind Fashion Urgent Appeals - Annual Review 2012

The Facts Behind Fashion Urgent Appeals - Annual Review 2012
14-10-2013 10:28

Check out the facts behind fashion in this annual review of 2012, presenting cases from the garment industry from around the world. Workers tell you first hand about their struggles. Activists involved in solidarity actions tell you why they got involved. Find out about the conditions in some of the factories where your clothes are made - and about how we are working to stop violations of workers rights. Towards a safe garment industry, with living wages and equal treatment!

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Clean Clothes Campaign mourns more factory deaths in Bangladesh

Clean Clothes Campaign mourns more factory deaths in Bangladesh
14-10-2013 10:29

The Clean Clothes Campaign is horrified by the loss of life at another garment factory in Bangladesh and sends its heartfelt condolences to all the families affected by this latest tragedy.

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Bangladesh workers must continue to wait for full compensation

Bangladesh workers must continue to wait  for full compensation
07-10-2013 15:18

A disappointing outcome, as many brands fail to live up to their responsibility and leave Bangladeshi victims and their relatives in the cold.

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Still awaiting compensation in Pakistan: one year after Ali Enterprises burnt down

Still awaiting compensation in Pakistan: one year after Ali Enterprises burnt down
16-09-2013 10:31

Tomorrow German cost-cutter KiK discusses compensation for the victims of the collapse at Rana Plaza during the meeting in Geneva. Meanwhile, survivors of the fire at the Ali Enterprises garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan, still await full, long-term and fair compensation. German retailer KiK remains the only known buyer of Ali Enterprises garments.

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Wife of convicted Thai lèse-majesté activist Somyot in Geneva

10-09-2013 09:55

Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), together with the Free Somyot Campaign and the Thai Labour Campaign, urges the Thai authorities to hear Joop Prueksakasemsuk, Somyot’s wife, who calls to free her husband, labour and human rights defender and magazine editor. Joop Prueksakasemsuk will be in Geneva between 9-13 September, meeting key decision makers.

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Brands fail victims of Bangladesh disasters

Brands fail victims of Bangladesh disasters
09-09-2013 19:50

The Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the news that 12 brands have agreed to attend meetings in Geneva to discuss the provision of long term compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza and Tazreen factory diasters in Bangladesh. However it remains shocked at the refusal of over twenty others to take responsibility. It calls on the remaining brands, including Walmart, Benetton and Mango to reconsider and take part in the negotiations.

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Will Walmart, Benetton and Mango show they care?

Will Walmart, Benetton and Mango show they care?
04-09-2013 15:29

All brands, including Walmart, who are linked to the Tazreen and Rana Plaza disasters are being called on to attend meetings on compensation in Geneva on September 11 (Tazreen) and 12 (Rana Plaza) convened by IndustriALL Global Union. The ILO has agreed to facilitate the meetings as a neutral and independent chair. Representatives of the Bangladesh government and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exports Association (BGMEA) have also been invited.

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Asics pays union-agreed compensation after collapse

Asics pays union-agreed compensation after collapse
02-09-2013 15:16

The families of two workers killed when the roof of the Wing Star factory collapsed in May received compensation from the factory owner and the sole buyer, sportswear brand ASICS. It is the first time this calculation, set up by Bangladeshi unions, is used outside Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh labour NGO wins fight for registration

Bangladesh labour NGO wins fight for registration
09-09-2013 19:51

The Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) have their official NGO registration reinstated following a three year battle against repression and harassment.

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