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Wife of convicted Thai lèse-majesté activist Somyot in Geneva
by Mirjam van Heugten published 10-09-2013 — filed under: , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), together with the Free Somyot Campaign and the Thai Labour Campaign, urges the Thai authorities to hear Joop Prueksakasemsuk, Somyot’s wife, who calls to free her husband, labour and human rights defender and magazine editor. Joop Prueksakasemsuk will be in Geneva between 9-13 September, meeting key decision makers.
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Brands fail victims of Bangladesh disasters
by Mirjam van Heugten published 09-09-2013 last modified 09-09-2013 19:50 — filed under: , , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the news that 12 brands have agreed to attend meetings in Geneva to discuss the provision of long term compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza and Tazreen factory diasters in Bangladesh. However it remains shocked at the refusal of over twenty others to take responsibility. It calls on the remaining brands, including Walmart, Benetton and Mango to reconsider and take part in the negotiations.
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Will Walmart, Benetton and Mango show they care?
by Mirjam van Heugten published 04-09-2013 — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
All brands, including Walmart, who are linked to the Tazreen and Rana Plaza disasters are being called on to attend meetings on compensation in Geneva on September 11 (Tazreen) and 12 (Rana Plaza) convened by IndustriALL Global Union. The ILO has agreed to facilitate the meetings as a neutral and independent chair. Representatives of the Bangladesh government and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exports Association (BGMEA) have also been invited.
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Asics pays union-agreed compensation after collapse
by Mirjam van Heugten published 02-09-2013 last modified 02-09-2013 15:16 — filed under: , , , ,
The families of two workers killed when the roof of the Wing Star factory collapsed in May received compensation from the factory owner and the sole buyer, sportswear brand ASICS. It is the first time this calculation, set up by Bangladeshi unions, is used outside Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh labour NGO wins fight for registration
by Mirjam van Heugten published 02-09-2013 last modified 09-09-2013 19:51 — filed under: ,
The Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) have their official NGO registration reinstated following a three year battle against repression and harassment.
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Migrant workers excluded from maternity leave
by Mirjam van Heugten published 29-08-2013 last modified 09-09-2013 19:51 — filed under: , ,
In August, long time CCC partner the MAP Foundation in Thailand publicized the outrageous proposal by a senior official at the Thai Ministry of Labour. The proposal states that migrant workers should be excluded from the right to maternity leave, child allowance and unemployment benefits.
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