Sam Maher of the CCC, responds to Benetton’s announcement and the PwC report
One week before the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, with the compensation fund still at a shortfall, global actions begin
Today marks one week until the two-year anniversary of the worst industrial accident to ever hit the garment industry, when the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh came crashing down. Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and its trade union allies and partners mark the second anniversary of disaster with a global call to action, demanding brands such as Benetton and Mango to pay up to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.
On April 24th 2015, join in action with people worldwide to demand justice for the victims of Rana Plaza, to hold brands accountable and to ensure that vital and lasting changes are made in the global apparel industry. United, we can make change happen.
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is today calling on H&M to show evidence to back up its 'fair living wage' claims, following the release of a new Sustainability Report. The campaign says that making marketing capital from workers' poverty with little evidence of change is unethical and stands to slow down progress in the industry.
Three international organisations launch countdown to the second anniversary.
The Clean Clothes Campaign confirms authorization of next round of compensation payments to Rana Plaza victims
Nearly 30 demonstrators, including a survivor of the Rana Plaza building collapse, were arrested on 12 march 2015 after organizing a peaceful protest at Children's Place headquarters in New Jersey.
Campaigners around Europe tell Hugo Boss to stop the labour violations in factories in Turkey and Croatia. Most workers earn below the poverty line. Union busting, intimidation, sexual harassment and a lack of overtime regulation are not uncommon on the work floor. Join the actions!
Widow from 2012 factory fire in Pakistan launches community petition demanding long-term compensation from German company KiK
Clean Clothes Campaign marks Milan Fashion Week, which opens today, with actions across Europe calling on Benetton to stop delaying payments to the Rana Plaza victims by immediately contributing at least $5 million into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.
Pressure increases on Benetton as nearly 1 million activists demand they immediately pay into Rana Plaza victims’ compensation fund
New research into Italian shoe and garment factories released today shows that competition with Eastern Europe and Asia is driving down wages and working conditions in Italy.
2015 is the European year for development. In this context, the European commission want to launch an EU flagship initiative on responsible management of the supply chain in the garment sector. Clean Clothes Campaign accepted the invitation to contribute in the identification of this flagship initiative and to participate in an informal meeting with stakeholders gathered on 23 January in Brussels.
In 2012, the Thailand Textile Institute (THTI) set out an ambitious 300 million THB (7.29 million EURi) plan to develop the national textile and garment industry over four years, with the aim of transforming Thailand into Southeast Asia's fashion centreii. The focal point of garment production is located in Mae Sot, Tak Province, roughly 500km northwest of Bangkok on the border with Myanmar.
To mark the United Nation’s International Migrant Day, Clean Clothes Campaign released a new report in conjunction with the MAP Foundation outlining the gross violations of labour rights among migrant workers in the Thai apparel industry.
To mark the UN’s International Migrant Day, Clean Clothes Campaign and MAP Foundation launched an in-depth study into the working conditions of migrants from Myanmar (Burma) working in the Thai apparel industry. The new report documents how workers are not only denied the right to collective bargaining and minimum social security; it also shows they are denied the legal minimum wage which is tantamount to wage theft.
Bata admits to a cut-and-run after a conflict in one of the factories in Sri Lanka which made their shoes. One year ago, close to 200 workers were fired after they complained about not getting their salary increases. Join our action, tell Bata on facebook and rate Bata on their own rating page: http://on.fb.me/1sc8n9w
Labour rights campaigners across Europe and the USA are marking this years' International Human Rights Day by calling on Italian fashion brand Benetton to finally pay into a Fund set up to pay compensation to thousands of families affected by the Rana Plaza disaster in April 2013.
Swiss shoe giant falls into disrepute: Dismissals instead of pay rise at former Bata supplier in Sri Lanka
A year ago today, close to 200 workers were dismissed at the Sri Lankan shoe factory Palla & Co following union activities and protests over outstanding wage increments. At that time, the factory had mainly been producing for Bata. Instead of engaging in the resolution of the labor rights conflict, the formerly Czech enterprise now head-quartered in Switzerland is shirking its responsibility.