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by Mirjam van Heugten last modified 22-02-2017 11:36
Located in News / 2017 / 02
Leading retailers withdraw from Bangladesh garment industry’s annual showcase event
by Mirjam van Heugten published 22-02-2017 last modified 23-02-2017 10:58
Five leading apparel companies -- H&M, Inditex (Zara), C&A, Next and Tchibo -- have pulled out as key speakers and participants from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, organized by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). Their decision to withdraw is a response to the campaign calling to an end of the of repression against the labor movement carried out by the Bangladesh government and factory owners over the last two months. These companies represent billions of dollars in annual garment purchases for Bangladeshi manufacturers.
Located in News / / 02 / 22
by Mirjam van Heugten last modified 16-02-2017 15:42
Located in News / 2017 / 02
Global #EveryDayCounts campaign targets Bangladesh Embassies
by Mirjam van Heugten published 15-02-2017 last modified 16-02-2017 15:43
Protests will be held at Bangladesh Embassies across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia this week, in order to demand an end to the biggest crackdowns on workers’ rights ever seen in the country’s garment industry. As part of the #EveryDayCounts campaign, activists from the Clean Clothes Campaign will join with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union to call for an immediate end to the persecution of garment workers, trade union leaders and worker activists in Bangladesh.
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by Mirjam van Heugten last modified 13-02-2017 12:10
Located in News / 2017 / 02
Labour rights groups call for a review of EU-Bangladesh trade agreement following massive crackdown on workers rights
by Mirjam van Heugten published 13-02-2017 last modified 14-02-2017 10:59 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is today joining calls from the global trade unions to demand that the European Union immediately initiate an immediate investigation into serious and systematic violations of fundamental workers’ rights in Bangladesh as provided under the EU’s “Everything But Arms” trade scheme. The call follows the arbitrary arrest and detention of workers and union leaders, the closure of union offices, mass dismissals and ongoing threats and intimidation of union activists.
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File Background wage struggle Bangladesh December 2016
by Mirjam van Heugten published 09-02-2017 last modified 23-03-2017 13:20
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File shell script WRC - misconceptions regarding mass arrests and terminations in Bangladesh
by Mirjam van Heugten published 09-02-2017
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by Mirjam van Heugten last modified 19-01-2017 12:13
Located in News / 2017 / 01
Brands must intervene to win release of imprisoned labour leaders in Bangladesh
by Mirjam van Heugten published 19-01-2017 last modified 31-01-2017 15:33 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Twenty-two human and labour rights organizations from around the world are calling on H&M, C&A, Inditex, Gap and VF to press for the release of unjustly imprisoned Bangladeshi union leaders and worker rights advocates and the reinstatement of 1,500 workers suspended or terminated for taking part in a wage strike. Sign the petition!
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