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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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Action for safe factories in Bangladesh on 5th anniversary of Spectrum disaster

 Action for safe factories in Bangladesh on 5th anniversary of Spectrum disaster
24-04-2013 09:51

April 11 marks the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Spectrum/Shahriyar Sweater factory in Bangladesh, which killed 64 workers and injured 80, 54 of whom were seriously injured. The Spectrum collapse focused global attention on the chronic safety problems in the Bangladesh garment industry. To mark the anniversary of the Spectrum collapse, the CCC, the Maquila Solidarity Network (Canada), and the International Labor Rights Forum (USA) call upon all buyers sourcing garments in Bangladesh to take proactive, sustained, and coordinated measures to help eliminate these systemic problems.

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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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