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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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Viva Global workers reach agreement

 Viva Global workers reach agreement
29-04-2013 15:53

42 workers from the Viva Global factory in Gurgaon, India have returned to work over six months after they were locked out following a violent attack on union members.

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Indonesia - Historic pact today strengthens sportswear workers union rights

24-04-2013 11:49

Today a historic agreement has been signed regarding trade union rights in factories in Indonesia.

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Historic pact strengthens sportswear workers union rights

 Historic pact strengthens sportswear workers union rights
25-04-2013 13:28

A historic agreement which follows two years of negotiations after the Playfair 2008 campaign was signed. The pact which addresses core labour rights issues in Indonesian factories was signed by Indonesian textile, clothing and footwear unions, major supplier factories and the major sportswear brands, including Adidas, Nike and Puma.

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Just Pay it: Wage compensation for Indonesian Nike workers

 Just Pay it: Wage compensation for Indonesian Nike workers
25-04-2013 13:37

After 11 months of negotiation, a Nike supplier factory has agreed to pay $1m to Indonesian workers for 593,468 hours of unpaid overtime.For the 4,500 workers the deal means that they receive an average of about US$ 220 each.

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Thai Labour Advocate arrested

 Thai Labour Advocate arrested
25-04-2013 13:19

Please contact the Thai authorities today and ask the immediate release of Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. The well-known Thai labour- and human-rights advocate has been arrested following the recent political upheaval in Thailand.

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Thai Labour Activist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk Released

 Thai Labour Activist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk Released
24-04-2013 09:51

The Clean Clothes campaign is very pleased that Somyot Prukasakasemsuk has been released, and wants to thank you all very much for your quick action and support!

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Thai human rights activist imprisoned for second time

 Thai human rights activist imprisoned for second time
24-04-2013 09:51

We need your support to demand the immediate release of the well-known Thai human-rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. He was arrested on April 30 on charges of lèse majesté, or the crime of insulting the king. This accusation can lead to a maximum of 15 years in prison and is criticised for being used to silence political opponents and human-rights activists. The Clean Clothes Campaign signals that charges of lèse majesté have over the last two years increasingly been used to silence labour-rights activists.

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More pressure needed to release Thai Human Rights activist

 More pressure needed to release Thai Human Rights activist
24-04-2013 09:51

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to contact the Thai government and request the release of the well-known Thai human-rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, who was arrested on April 30 on charges of lèse majesté, or the crime of insulting the king. Please also support this new appeal.

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Further action for Somyot!

 Further action for Somyot!
25-04-2013 13:29

Today in Copenhagen activists from over 10 European Clean Clothes networks held a demonstration outside the Thai Embassy to protest at the continued detention of Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. Activists handed over a letter to the embassy representative, demanding the release of Somyot. We were told by the Embassy that Somyot had been released but we now know this is not true – we believe the Embassy made a mistake – in an ironic twist of fate Somyot was released on 13 June 2010.

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Free Somyot: Urgent message to the new Thai government before July 24

 Free Somyot: Urgent message to the new Thai government before July 24
24-04-2013 09:51

We urgently call upon you to take action once more in support of Thai human rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, who has been in jail now on charges of 'lese majeste' for 2.5 months.

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