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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 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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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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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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Finnish Clean Clothes Campaign Launched

 Finnish Clean Clothes Campaign Launched
24-04-2013 09:51

On March 8, 2010, Puhtaat Vaatteet, Clean Clothes Campaign Finland, was launched at a seminar attended by representatives of Finnish clothing brands, journalists and interested consumers. A report on the policies of clothing companies in Finland, which was presented as well, demonstrates that there is much room for improvement in terms of CSR performance.

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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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Playfair 2012 launches campaign for an ethical London Olympics

Playfair 2012 launches campaign for an ethical London Olympics
24-04-2013 09:51

On Saturday 27 february, As the Olympic torch was handed on from this year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver to London, the Playfair 2012 coalition launched a campaign for an ethical London Games.

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Low Rating for Nike, other Industry Leaders on Labour Rights

24-04-2013 11:49

Major sportswear brands have taken insufficient action in recent years to improve wages and working conditions for those who produce their goods, this despite making positive statements at the time of the 2008 Olympics about cleaning up an industry rife with worker rights violations, says the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC).

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Vancouver Olympics: Sportswear Brands in Trouble

Vancouver Olympics: Sportswear Brands in Trouble
24-04-2013 09:51

Despite making positive statements at the time of the 2008 Olympics about cleaning up an industry rife with rights violations, major sportswear brands have taken little action since to improve wages and working conditions for the workers who produce their goods.

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Clean Clothes Campaign Launched in Poland

 Clean Clothes Campaign Launched in Poland
24-04-2013 09:51

On December 10, 2009 Clean Clothes Polska (CCP) was launched at a corporate social responsibility conference at the Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. The launch was attended by several hundred students, many dignitaries from the university and members of the Polish press.

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Victory for Workers Russell Athletic in Honduras

 Victory for Workers Russell Athletic in Honduras
24-04-2013 09:51

1,200 Unjustly Laid-off Jerzees de Honduras Workers Win Historic Agreement.

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Rumana’s ‘Sweatsoap’ Blog

 Rumana’s ‘Sweatsoap’ Blog
24-04-2013 09:51

Drawing the connection between the clothes we wear and the women and men who make them is one of the main objectives of the Clean Clothes Campaign. To that end, the Dutch CCC has launched a website featuring the blog of 23-year-old Rumana.

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Belgian CCCs Point the Way to a Clean T-Shirt

 Belgian CCCs Point the Way to a Clean T-Shirt
24-04-2013 09:51

Perhaps the biggest buyers of t-shirts aren’t individuals, but organisations. To promote an event or a conference or perhaps the launch of a new campaign, they want a commemorative t-shirt.

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Outdoor Companies: No ‘Peak’ Performance

 Outdoor Companies: No ‘Peak’ Performance
24-04-2013 09:48

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.

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Good News: Release of Born Samnang and Sok Samoeun

Good News: Release of Born Samnang and Sok Samoeun
24-04-2013 09:51

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.

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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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Leading Sports Brands, Unions, NGOs Form Working Group

Leading Sports Brands, Unions, NGOs Form Working Group
24-04-2013 09:51

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.

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Clean Clothes Campaign Calls for Justice on Anniversary of Labor Leader's Murder

24-04-2013 11:49

(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.

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