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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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9 Dead and 50 Wounded in Garment Factory Tragedy Bangladesh

 9 Dead and 50 Wounded in Garment Factory Tragedy Bangladesh
24-04-2013 09:51

Please take action to support union demands in the wake of another garment factory tragedy occurred in Bangladesh. On May 3rd nine women were trampled to death and 50 others injured when they ran for their lives after a false fire alarm, at a building housing several garment factories in Bangladesh.

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Factory collapsed - Bangladeshi Garment Workers Buried Alive

 Factory collapsed - Bangladeshi Garment Workers Buried Alive
29-04-2013 10:04

Twenty-three people were reported dead and approximately 350 others trapped, under debris after a nine-story factory building in Bangladesh collapsed early Monday morning.

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Interviews with workers, survivors and relatives of workers who died in the Spectrum-Shahriyar disaster.

 Interviews with workers, survivors and relatives of workers who died in the Spectrum-Shahriyar disaster.
24-04-2013 09:51

Transcripts of interviews with Spectrum workers and relatives of workers who died or are still missing as well as interviews with a few workers of the adjacent Shahriyar Fabrics factory.

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Three tragedies hit Bangladesh factories in one week, leaving scores dead, wounded

 Three tragedies hit Bangladesh factories in one week, leaving scores dead, wounded
24-04-2013 09:51

Outrage following more Bangladesh garment worker deaths. Hundreds were reported dead or injured following three separate incidents in the Bangladesh garment and textile sector last week, according to various local and international news and Bangladeshi trade union reports.

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International Action Day for Workers Health & Safety in Bangladesh

 International Action Day for Workers Health & Safety in Bangladesh
24-04-2013 09:51

Never Again! CCC joins its Bangladeshi partners in calling for an International Action Day for Workers Health & Safety in Bangladesh

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Repression of Workers Continues Under Bangladesh's Military-Backed Government

 Repression of Workers Continues Under Bangladesh's Military-Backed Government
29-04-2013 15:59

Since January 2007 the Bangladesh government has banned political and trade union activities and given itself "state of emergency" powers which severely limit civil rights. Labour rights activists and workers have been arrested, put under surveillance, interrogated or detained.

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21 Workers Die at Bangladeshi Factory Fire

 21 Workers Die at Bangladeshi Factory Fire
24-04-2013 09:51

Bangladesh unions and international labour rights organisations are calling for immediate action from brands and the government of Bangladesh following a fatal factory fire which killed at least 21 workers and injured a further 50.

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Garib Fire Survivors Call for Justice and a Safe Industry

 Garib Fire Survivors Call for Justice and a Safe Industry
25-04-2013 13:17

Following a horrific factory fire that killed 21 employees of a garment factory in Bangladesh, the factory workers are demanding swift reforms, a criminal investigation and compensation for the victims. Support these workers’ demands by writing to the Government of Bangladesh and international fashion brands sourcing from this factory.

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Labour-Rights Organisations Demand Safety in Bangladesh Garment Industry

24-04-2013 11:49

On the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Spectrum garment factory in Bangladesh, international labour-rights organisations the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), Maquila Solidarity Network from Canada, and the International Labor Rights Forum (USA) are calling upon companies sourcing garments in Bangladesh to take coordinated measures against structural safety problems in the industry.

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