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Large public procurer in Norway publicly supports dismissed Thai workers
by geertjan published 18-10-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , , ,
The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, the largest public procurer in the health sector in Norway, publicly supports a number of dismissed Thai workers at Mölnlycke Health Care (Thailand) Ltd. The company which produces hospital gowns sacked 22 unionized workers in September 2011 following their participation in what the gown manufacturer describes as an 'illegal strike'.
Located in News / / 10 / 18
Brands and management fail to resolve Bratex dispute
by geertjan published 22-10-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , ,
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.
Located in News / / 10 / 22
Don't blame the whistle-blower: Mirrai responsible for loss of orders
by geertjan published 08-08-2012 last modified 29-04-2013 15:43 — filed under: ,
Clean Clothes Campaign and IndustriALL reproach the Employers' Federation of Ceylon for lashing out at the trade union FTZGSEU.
Located in News / / 08 / 08
Light the Flame for a fair Olympics
by geertjan published 03-06-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:41 — filed under: ,
Summer is almost here and with it the Olympic Games in London. The Olympics Games aims to “build a better world through sport” and promotes values of fair play, respect and equality Unfair play, disrespect and inequality aren’t values we usually associate with the Olympics. But for some workers making Olympic goods and sportswear, this is what the Olympic ideal really means.
Located in News / / 06 / 04
Abuses still exist in Olympic supply chains, says Playfair 2012
by geertjan published 06-05-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Workers making Olympic sportswear for London 2012 for top brands and high street names including Adidas and Next are being paid poverty wages, forced to work excessive overtime and threatened with instant dismissal if they complain about working conditions, according to a new report from the Playfair 2012 campaign published today.
Located in News / / 05 / 07
Historic pact strengthens sportswear workers union rights
by geertjan published 07-06-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:28 — filed under: , , , ,
A historic agreement which follows two years of negotiations after the Playfair 2008 campaign was signed. The pact which addresses core labour rights issues in Indonesian factories was signed by Indonesian textile, clothing and footwear unions, major supplier factories and the major sportswear brands, including Adidas, Nike and Puma.
Located in News / / 06 / 07
Trial against Bangladeshi labour rights advocates approaches
by geertjan published 30-05-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:27 — filed under: , ,
Just recently a judge in the case against Kalpona Akter and Babul Akhter from the Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Center (BCWS) and other labour leaders decided that the accused will have to appear in court next month under a system designed to speed up the trial process.
Located in News / / 05 / 30
Play Fair Campaign launches in Brazil ahead of 2014.
by geertjan published 03-04-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
An international conference organised by "Play Fair" and the Building Workers' International has opened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Conference will launch the BWI Campaign around the World Cup 2014, as well as the Olympic Games 2016 Play Fair Campaign.
Located in News / / 04 / 03
Cambodian Trade Union Leader Arrested
by geertjan published 14-12-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:24 — filed under: , ,
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Bangladesh Labour Activists Released
by geertjan published 13-09-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 16:06 — filed under: , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is very pleased to announce the release of Kalpona Akter, Babul Akhter and Aminul Islam after spending 30 days in custody. During a special hearing on Wednesday September 8, 2010, a magistrate judge granted bail to the three defendants, and ordered their release.
Located in News / / 09 / 13