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2008-2009: Turkey: A Union is a Right - Not a Luxury
by geertjan published 21-03-2013 last modified 29-04-2013 10:44 — filed under: , ,
In April 2008, hundreds of workers at DESA joined Deri Is, the Turkish leather workers union; 44 of them were subsequently dismissed, while another 55 were forced to resign from the union. Workers reacted by demonstrating outside the DESA factory in the Düzce Industrial Zone where they faced constant repression by local police. Many protesters were arrested.
Located in Issues / Archive: Urgent Appeals 2005-2011
File PDF document Stitching a Decent Wage Across Borders: The Asia Floor Wage Proposal
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:41 — filed under: , ,
All garment workers in Asia need a wage increase. But often, when workers struggle to improve their wages and conditions in one country, companies relocate to another country, where wages and conditions are lower. So workers are afraid to fight for better wages, because they might lose their jobs. This report from 2009 outlines the proposal for a basic wage for all workers in Asia.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
File PDF document Lets Clean Up Fashion: The state of pay behind the UK high street
by Paul Roeland last modified 19-01-2016 11:42 — filed under: ,
For over a decade, consumers, workers and campaigners have been calling on fashion brands to make sure the workers who produce the clothes they sell are paid a living wage. At the start of 2006, Labour Behind the Label decided it was time to check in with the fashion industry, to see what progress has been made. This report from September 2006 presents the results of the investigation, revealing who is - and isn’t - doing what.
Located in Resources / Publications from National CCCs
File PDF document Let's Clean Up Fashion - The State of Pay Behind the UK High Street 2008 Update
by Paul Roeland last modified 24-04-2013 18:57 — filed under: ,
This is the third time that Labour Behind the Label has surveyed the state of pay behind the British fashion scene, and in three years we have seen definite progress, not only in rhetoric but in the beginnings of tangible work on the ground. The establishment of a multi-stakeholder working group at the Ethical Trading Initiative is one clear milestone (although a year in, its pilot projects have still not begun). Written by Labour Behind the Label, 2008.
Located in Resources / Publications from National CCCs
File PDF document Workers Voices - The situation of women in the Eastern European and Turkish garment industries
by Paul Roeland last modified 24-04-2013 18:57 — filed under: ,
Research on working conditions in Eastern Europe and Turkey based on over 250 interviews with (women) workers. Written by Kampagne fur Saubere Kleidung and Clean Clothes Campaign, 2005.
Located in Resources / Publications from National CCCs
File PDF document Made in Eastern Europe
by Paul Roeland last modified 19-01-2016 11:53 — filed under:
Publication from 2004 about the emergence of booming "fashion colonies" in Eastern Europe. Lots of women are toiling away in the name of fashion, which is not unlike what is happening in many Asian, Central American, and African countries. Although this booming garment industry raises the hopes of many people, the seamstresses, the actual workers are left out in the cold while fashion multinationals turn a handsome profit.
Located in Resources / Publications from National CCCs
A wage you can live on
by emma published 25-04-2013 last modified 15-09-2014 08:23 — filed under: ,
We believe that all garment workers should be paid a wage they can live on; because having a job should mean being able to support yourself and your family.
Located in Living Wage
Who are the Asia Floor Wage Alliance?
by emma published 25-04-2013 — filed under: ,
The Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) is an international alliance of trade unions and labour rights activist who are working together to demand garment workers are paid a living wage.
Located in Living Wage
Why an Asia Floor Wage?
by emma published 25-04-2013 last modified 17-10-2013 12:03 — filed under: ,
Most of the world's garments are made in Asia, and yet the Asian workers who make them are paid the least.
Located in Living Wage
Members of the Asia Floor Wage Alliance
by emma published 25-04-2013 — filed under: ,
The Asia Floor Wage Alliance is a growing alliance of Trade Unions and labour rights activists, some of our members are listed below.
Located in Living Wage