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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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Migrant workers excluded from maternity leave

Migrant workers excluded from maternity leave
09-09-2013 19:51

In August, long time CCC partner the MAP Foundation in Thailand publicized the outrageous proposal by a senior official at the Thai Ministry of Labour. The proposal states that migrant workers should be excluded from the right to maternity leave, child allowance and unemployment benefits.

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Benetton and Mango: come to Bangladesh, and pay compensation!

Benetton and Mango: come to Bangladesh, and pay compensation!
18-08-2013 07:59

Recently, we asked you to call on Benetton and Mango to go to the Tazreen and Rana Plaza compensation meetings in Bangladesh because the right to fair compensation ‘unites all people’.

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Benetton and Mango: Rana Plaza survivors risk losing their homes

Benetton and Mango: Rana Plaza survivors risk losing their homes
12-08-2013 13:51

Thousands of you joined us last May by sending a message to the brands linked to the Tazreen fire and Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, demanding that they take responsibility by paying compensation. We need your help again. Without adequate compensation, workers now risk losing their homes. Tell Benetton and Mango that the right for compensation unites all people.

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Compensation not charity for fire and collapse victims

Compensation not charity for fire and collapse victims
02-09-2013 08:45

Update 09/08/2013: IndustriALL have postponed the meetings on compensation for those affected by the Tazreen fire and Rana Plaza building collapse, to 11th September (Tazreen) and 12th September (Rana Plaza). The meetings will now take place in Geneva. The decision to postpone follows the sudden ill health of the IndustriALL representative in Bangladesh. For more information see: http://www.industriall-union.org/bangladesh-compensation-meetings-rescheduled

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Safety scheme GAP and Walmart only 'empty promises'

10-07-2013 19:23

Walmart and Gap – joined by many, but not all, US brands and retailers – have refused to sign the binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Instead, they offer a program that mimics the Accord rhetorically, but that omits the features that make an agreement meaningful. We explain why this scheme falls far short.

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Campaigners demand an end to sandblasting

Campaigners demand an end to sandblasting
09-07-2013 10:37

Campaigners today, July 9th, held a demonstration outside the Hong Kong flagship store of Hollister demanding the company do more to end sandblasting in the garment industry.

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Accord Safety Bangladesh announces implementation plan

Accord Safety Bangladesh announces implementation plan
10-07-2013 09:31

Clean Clothes Campaign, as one of the witnesses to signing of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, congratulates the implementation team on the excellent progress that has been made, which has the potential to make a real difference to the lives of Bangladeshi garment workers. We welcome the strong commitment from brands to improving health and safety in Bangladeshi garment factories,' says Ben Vanpeperstraete, Clean Clothes Campaign.

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