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Clean Clothes Campaign Launched in Poland

 Clean Clothes Campaign Launched in Poland
24-04-2013 09:51

On December 10, 2009 Clean Clothes Polska (CCP) was launched at a corporate social responsibility conference at the Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. The launch was attended by several hundred students, many dignitaries from the university and members of the Polish press.

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Finnish Clean Clothes Campaign Launched

 Finnish Clean Clothes Campaign Launched
24-04-2013 09:51

On March 8, 2010, Puhtaat Vaatteet, Clean Clothes Campaign Finland, was launched at a seminar attended by representatives of Finnish clothing brands, journalists and interested consumers. A report on the policies of clothing companies in Finland, which was presented as well, demonstrates that there is much room for improvement in terms of CSR performance.

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Garment Workers In Cambodia On Strike

 Garment Workers In Cambodia On Strike
24-04-2013 09:51

On Thursday 16 September Cambodian union leaders decided to a temporary cessation of a mass strike calling for a living wage of 93 US $. The strike started on Monday 13 September with 60.000 workers but won quickly in importance with 200,000 participating workers in over 90 factories at the moment of cessation. The government invited the unions for a negotiation meeting that will take place on September 27. This is occurring in an on-going climate of threat of retaliation for supporting the striking worker rights.

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Cambodian Trade Unionists Locked Out After Mass Strike

24-04-2013 11:49

Campaigners Call on Fashion Brands to Step in

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Over 200 Cambodian trade union leaders suspended or illegally dismissed after mass strike ends

 Over 200 Cambodian trade union leaders suspended or illegally dismissed after mass strike ends
25-04-2013 13:22

The CCC is asking garment brands and retailers sourcing from Cambodia to ensure that 261 factory unionists who have been unfairly dismissed or suspended from work are immediately reinstated in their factories. The CCC is also deeply concerned about reports of ongoing violence against trade unionists and labour-rights activists, legal threats against organisers, and court-sponsored retaliation against union members.

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Cambodia wages strike: Sacked workers still waiting for justice

 Cambodia wages strike: Sacked workers still waiting for justice
24-04-2013 09:51

787 Cambodian workers are still waiting for reinstatement almost two months after they were sacked for participating in a strike for better wages. CCC has contacted the major buyers from the factories involved, including Gap, Zara and H&M, to demand that these workers are allowed to return to work immediately.

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Cambodian Trade Union Leader Arrested

 Cambodian Trade Union Leader Arrested
25-04-2013 13:24

This appeal is no longer active.

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Update Cambodian Strike

 Update Cambodian Strike
24-04-2013 16:03

On November 18th Sous Chantha, a trade union leader, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Unions (C.CAWDU) believes this arrest to be a frame-up in order to disturb his union activities. Sous Chanta risks 2 to 5 years in jail.

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Over 300 Striking Garment Workers Still Victimised

 Over 300 Striking Garment Workers Still Victimised
25-04-2013 13:25

Thanks to all of you who took action after our appeal in January: since then over a 160 workers who had been dismissed after striking for better wages have got their jobs back. Pressure on international brands that subcontract production to these factories, like Gap, H&M and Zara, has yielded substantial results, but more remains to be done.

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Freedom Balloons

 Freedom Balloons
24-04-2013 09:51

Relatives and friends of the unfairly imprisoned Cambodian union leader Sous Chantha gathered in front of the prison to protest his detention. They launched dozens of balloons, hoping that Sous Chantha himself would also get a glimpse of the action from within the prison walls. In December, the CCC issued an urgent appeal to demand his immediate release.

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Wage increases in Cambodia!

 Wage increases in Cambodia!
25-04-2013 13:25

After months of intense struggle, unions and employers reached an agreement to increase wages in Cambodia. The agreement follows months of unprecedented labour activism. In Cambodia, a rapidly growing garment industry has become the most important industrial sector and income-earner.

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Sous Chantha – Imprisoned labour leader from Cambodia due in trial

 Sous Chantha – Imprisoned labour leader from Cambodia due in trial
24-04-2013 09:51

On 24 June, after 8 months imprisonment, Sous Chantha is due to appear in court. We all hope he will be released. The CCC issued a letter to the Cambodian government calling for his immediate and unconditional release and for the reinstatement of Sous and the other workers who were dismissed after a national strike for higher wages in September 2010. The CCC is also in touch with the relevant brands to demand the reinstatement of the dismissed workers.

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Sous Chantha released but contrived criminal charges upheld

 Sous Chantha released but contrived criminal charges upheld
24-04-2013 09:51

After a three hour trial on 24 June, in Phnom Penh; Sous Chantha, Cambodian union leader and former employee of United Apparel Garment factory was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for drug distribution. The sentence was reportedly set at seven months plus five days time-served and two months suspended sentence. After some discussion with legal officials, Sous was then released after the prosecution stated its decision not to appeal.

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Versace deletes Facebook protests on sandblasting

 Versace deletes Facebook protests on sandblasting
25-04-2013 13:29

The luxury Italian brand Versace de-activated its Facebook wall after activists posted dozens of messages demanding that the company ban sandblasting. Scores of other denim producing brands have already publicly banned sandblasting, a technique which can kill the workers involved, but Versace, along with Armani, Dolce & Gabbana have failed to address the issue or even enter into a dialogue with CCC.

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Hitachi Supplier sues Malaysian Labour Rights Activist

 Hitachi Supplier sues Malaysian Labour Rights Activist
24-04-2013 09:51

A major supplier to the electronics multinational Hitachi is suing Malaysian labour rights activist and lawyer Charles Hector following weblog publication of violations of workers' rights.

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Migrant workers' advocate still facing trial

 Migrant workers' advocate still facing trial
24-04-2013 09:51

Several hearings in the defamation case against human rights defender and activist Charles Hector have taken place since our last update. On June 10, 2011, the High Court judge refused the application filed by Charles Hector to join 31 Burmese migrant worker as parties in the defamation case against him. This would protect these workers against possible deportation. Charles Hector has appealed this decision at the Court of Appeal, but the court refused to grant a stay of the proceedings until after this appeal has been heard.

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Stop the court case against Malaysian Human Rights Defender Charles Hector

Stop the court case against Malaysian Human Rights Defender Charles Hector
07-04-2016 08:45

The next hearing against human rights defender and activist Charles Hector is rapidly approaching (23 August), but the Japanese company taking Charles to court, Asahi Kosei, still refuses to drop the case.

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Malaysian migrant workers' advocate pressured to accept settlement with electronics company

 Malaysian migrant workers' advocate pressured to accept settlement with electronics company
25-04-2013 13:33

The Clean Clothes Campaign is dismayed by the outcome of the legal case against human rights defender, lawyer and blogger Charles Hector.

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Versace announces it will join the global ban on sandblasting

 Versace announces it will join the global ban on sandblasting
25-04-2013 13:30

After an intensive campaign launched by the Clean Clothes Campaign and recently hosted by Change.org, the Italian textile brand Versace has just announced that it will join other denim manufacturers around the globe in calling for a ban on the practice of sandblasting.

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Garment workers die in Bangladeshi fire alarm

 Garment workers die in Bangladeshi fire alarm
24-04-2013 09:51

Another tragedy occured last week (august 8 2001) as 24 workers died in a stampede following a fire alarm. Please find below the press release send out by the ITGLWF. We are trying to find out for whom and to which countries the company was producing. All information on this is welcome!

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