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Compensation Bangladeshi Fire Victims Inadequate

 Compensation Bangladeshi Fire Victims Inadequate
24-04-2013 09:51

Trade unions and labour groups in Bangladesh continue their call upon international buyers to ensure the compensation meets the needs of the families of the workers who died in a fire in the Garib & Garib factory in February this year.

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At least 28 more garment workers die in Bangladeshi factory fire

 At least 28 more garment workers die in Bangladeshi factory fire
24-04-2013 09:51

At least 28 more Bangladeshi garment workers have died and dozens more have been injured when a fire broke out on the 9th and 10th floors of the "That's It Sportswear Ltd" factory just outside the capital Dhaka. Labour rights groups are calling for action: "failure of brands, government and manufacturers to take preventive action condemns more workers to die."

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April 11: 6th anniversary of the Spectrum collapse

 April 11: 6th anniversary of the Spectrum collapse
24-04-2013 09:51

April 11 is day we remember the 64 workers who were killed and the 80 who injured when the Spectrum factory in Bangladesh collapsed in 2005. Since then at least 200 more Bangladeshi garment workers died as a result of factory fires, and many more were injured, while producing garments for major European or the US brands.

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Spectrum Relief Scheme finally completed

 Spectrum Relief Scheme finally completed
24-04-2013 09:51

On April 16 2011, the severely injured survivors of the 2005 Spectrum factory collapse as well as the families of the deceased workers received a final lump sum compensation payment during a ceremony in Dhaka. Estimates from worker representatives peg the number of injured workers at 8, and the number of families of deceased workers between 58 and 64. CCC regrets that Inditex has failed to provide us with the exact numbers, despite numerous attempts during the last 14 months to obtain this information. The ceremony was attended by Inditex (Zara), BGMEA, BNC, NGWF, ITGLWF, the ambassador of Spain and the Minister of Commerce. The event was covered extensively in the national media.

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That's It Sportswear fire: one year on workers still dying in unsafe buildings

 That's It Sportswear fire: one year on workers still dying in unsafe buildings
25-04-2013 13:34

December 14 marks the first anniversary of the fire at That's It Sportswear garment factory in Bangladesh. The fire on December 14, 2010, caused the death of 29 workers, and injured a number of others, eleven of them seriously. The factory, belonging to the Hameem group, supplied US brands and retailers, including JC Penney, VF corporation, Gap, Philips Van Heusen, Abercrombie & Fitch, Carters, Kohls and Target.

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Stop Wage Theft Campaign

 Stop Wage Theft Campaign
24-04-2013 09:51

Many people can sympathize with the Robin Hood ‘stealing from the rich to give to the poor’ ideology, but in Haryana, India, the opposite is happening. Mazdoor Ekta Manch is seeking your support for their Stop Wage Theft campaign. Please sign their petition.

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Don't blame the whistle-blower: Mirrai responsible for loss of orders

 Don't blame the whistle-blower: Mirrai responsible for loss of orders
29-04-2013 15:43

Clean Clothes Campaign and IndustriALL reproach the Employers' Federation of Ceylon for lashing out at the trade union FTZGSEU.

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Pakistani factory struck by fire believed to supply European market

24-04-2013 11:48

Information emerging from Pakistan today suggests that the Ali Enterprise factory in Karachi, which burned down on Tuesday killing over 300 workers, was supplying goods to the European market. The Clean Clothes Campaign is now calling on all brands and retailers sourcing from Karachi to undertake immediate reviews of all their suppliers.

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Pakistan fire victims producing for German low-cost retailer KIK

24-04-2013 11:48

The Clean Clothes Campaign today express their shock and outrage at the failure of German company KIK to ensure that workers in its supplier factories are employed in safe working conditions after it was confirmed that Ali Enterprises, which last week burnt down killing almost 300 people, was producing jeans for the low-cost retailer.

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Factory certification body fails to assist victims of Karachi factory fire

24-04-2013 11:48

Labour rights groups call upon Social Accountability International (SAI) to release information on brand buyers and factory audit reports

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Textile Discounter KIK makes cheap offer to victims of Pakistan garment factory fire

24-04-2013 11:48

The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) calls on the German textile discounter KIK to pay a fair and just compensation for all the victims of the garment factory fire at Ali Enterprises in Pakistan. The immediate relief payments that KIK promised are urgently needed and welcomed, but the amount pledged covers less than 4% of what ultimately will be needed.

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Urge KIK to identify buyers and pay compensation to Pakistan fire victims

 Urge KIK to identify buyers and pay compensation to Pakistan fire victims
23-07-2013 10:53

On Tuesday 11th September almost 300 workers were killed when a fire ripped through the Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi, Pakistan. At the time of the fire the factory was producing jeans for the German low cost retailer, KIK, which has more than 3000 stores in eight European countries.

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Pakistan fire victims producing for German low-cost retailer KIK

 Pakistan fire victims producing for German low-cost retailer KIK
24-04-2013 09:51

The Clean Clothes Campaign today express their shock and outrage at the failure of German company KIK to ensure that workers in its supplier factories are employed in safe working conditions after it was confirmed that Ali Enterprises, which last week burnt down killing almost 300 people, was producing jeans for the low-cost retailer.

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Brands and management fail to resolve Bratex dispute

 Brands and management fail to resolve Bratex dispute
24-04-2013 09:51

CCC calls on Bratex management and buyers Fruit of the Loom and Viania to resolve a dispute in the factory, which has been ongoing for more than two years. Sri Lankan supplier Bratex has yet to come to an agreement with workers, meaning 31 workers remain without jobs, and workers' demands in relation to wages, bonuses and freedom of association have still not been met. The year long investigation of the Fair Labor Association FLA has failed to produce any results.

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In Memoriam Korshed Alam, August 18, 1966 - November 17, 2012

 In Memoriam Korshed Alam, August 18, 1966 - November 17, 2012
24-04-2013 09:51

It is with great shock and grief that Clean Clothes Campaign has learned of the sudden death of our dear friend and fellow activist Korshed Alam, Executive Director of Alternative Movement for Resources and Freedom Society (AMRF) in Bangladesh.

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Indian Garment industry to receive human rights trial

 Indian Garment industry to receive human rights trial
24-04-2013 09:51

Local trade unionists condemn GAP for refusing to attend.

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India: Human Rights trial hears fashion worker woes

 India: Human Rights trial hears fashion worker woes
29-04-2013 15:37

Garment workers alongside international brands and government representatives gave evidence at a tribunal which started in Bangalore this week to assess claims of systematic human rights abuses in the Indian garment industry. 250 garment workers from Bangalore, Gurgaon and Tirupur attended the tribunal, foregoing their daily wage and attendance bonus, to share testimonies of rights abuses and exploitation at the hands of western brands, surveyed by a panel of international judges.

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Human Rights Trial on Garment Industry Concludes

 Human Rights Trial on Garment Industry Concludes
18-06-2014 11:48

The National Peoples’ Tribunal for living wages and decent working conditions of garment workers continued today at Kannada Sahitya Parishad, with much rigour and conviction with the participation of experts, union leaders, brand representatives and workers.

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Kidnapped Union Leader Released

 Kidnapped Union Leader Released
25-04-2013 13:21

Take action now to condemn the kidnapping of a trade union leader at a Marks & Spencer supplier factory in India. The union leader was abducted on August 25 by a gang at the factory grounds where he works. The kidnapping was part of a brutal attack against 60 workers, mostly women. It took place as they arrived for work at the Viva Global factory in Gurgaon, India.

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Viva Global: negotiations break down after violence erupts again.

 Viva Global: negotiations break down after violence erupts again.
24-04-2013 09:51

Ongoing talks between the former M&S supplier, Viva Global and the Garment and Allied Workers Union have broken down after five union members employed at the factory were attacked with a cane and a knife by a security guard employed by the company.

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