Clean, fair, sustainable – that’s how most outdoor clothing companies present themselves. But are these companies really as responsible as their image suggests? The CCCs of Switzerland, Germany and Austria teamed up to find out. Unfortunately, the result painted quite a different picture.
Good News for the New Year! After nearly five years in prison, two innocent men who were convicted of killing Chea Vichea, then president of the Free Trade Union of the Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), have been provisionally released from prison pending a retrial.
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.
A month before the start of the Beijing Olympics key sporting goods brands including Nike, adidas, New Balance, Umbro and Speedo are forming a ground breaking joint working group with trade unions and NGOs to explore amongst other issues how to promote trade unionism and collective bargaining as well as improving wages across the sector.
(Amsterdam) The Clean Clothes Campaign calls on Cambodian authorities today to honor the memory of labor leader Chea Vichea by bringing to justice the perpetrators of his murder and that of fellow union activist Hy Vuthy.
On April 12 the Cambodian Court of Appeals upheld the convictions of Born Samnang and Sok Samoeun for the 2004 murder of Free Trade Union of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) leader Chea Vichea. The FTUWKC maintains that these men are not the killers of Chea Vichea and that their detention is unjust. The union has appealed to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to establish an international committee to investigate and bring to justice the real killers of Chea Vichea, as well as those responsible for the murders of FTUWKC leaders Ros Sovannareth and Hy Vuthy.
On February 24 2007, Hy Vuthy, president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) at the Suntex garment factory, was shot dead while riding his motorbike home after finishing his night shift at the factory, located in Phnom Penh's Dangkao districut. The murder, less than two kilometers from the factory, was reportedly carried out by two men on a motorbike. According to preliminary investigations by local organizations, the 36-year-old union leader had received telephone death threats approximately three months ago.
Never Again! CCC joins its Bangladeshi partners in calling for an International Action Day for Workers Health & Safety in Bangladesh
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.
Interviews with workers, survivors and relatives of workers who died in the Spectrum-Shahriyar disaster.
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.
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.
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.
On January 22 Chea Vichea, the president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), which organizes garment workers, was shot dead in Phnom Penh. The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) condemns this killing and deplores this use of violence to attempt to silence the movement for workers' rights in Cambodia. We call upon our network members to demand immediate action from the Cambodian government to investigate this murder and bring Vichea's killers and those behind the killing to justice.
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!