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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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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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