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Four years since Aswad fire compensation by brands can no longer wait
by Christie Miedema published 08-10-2017 last modified 07-10-2017 10:34 — filed under: , , , ,
Today four years ago, a fire broke out in the Aswad Composite Mills textile mill in Bangladesh, killing at least seven workers and injuring over fifty. Happening six months after the deadly Rana Plaza collapse, this tragedy never received much attention, and four years on, the families and survivors still remain without full and fair compensation. On this day, our thoughts are with the families that suffered losses. Clean Clothes Campaign urges the brands that were sourcing from the factory, including H&M, C&A and Primark, to ensure that these families finally receive the compensation that they should have been provided with so many years ago.
Located in News / / 10 / 07
Bangladesh Safety Accord will continue safety work after 2018; Brands sourcing from Bangladesh should sign on
by Christie Miedema published 16-11-2017 last modified 22-11-2017 14:05 — filed under: , ,
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh will continue its coordination of brands’ due diligence obligations after 2018. This was reconfirmed unequivocally over the last few weeks by the Accord’s signatories, secretariat and witness signatories, after earlier ambiguous statements in the press about an early retreat from Bangladesh. Clean Clothes Campaign, as one of the four witness signatories, whole-heartedly continues to support the Accord’s work to manage brand due diligence in the field of safety. CCC urges all brands that have not signed onto the new Accord yet to commit themselves as soon as possible to this follow-up agreement as part and parcel of their international human rights obligations within their supply chain.
Located in News / / 11 / 16
Garment workers are waiting for an answer – will H&M deliver on its promise to pay a living wage in 2018?
by Christie Miedema published 25-11-2017 last modified 24-11-2017 09:26 — filed under: , , ,
Four years ago today, H&M made a bold promise that, if kept, would mean a game changer for the industry. On 25 November 2013, the company vowed to pay what H&M calls a ‘fair living wage’ to the garment workers in its supply chain by 2018. On the fourth anniversary of H&M’s historic statement, with 2018 just around the corner, Clean Clothes Campaign and global partners are greatly anticipating the moment next year when every garment worker that stitches clothes for H&M will receive a living wage.
Located in News / / 11 / 25
Clean Clothes Campaign statement on five years anniversary of Tazreen Fashions fire
by Christie Miedema published 24-11-2017 last modified 23-11-2017 14:41 — filed under: , , ,
Five years ago today, the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh went up in flames. Over 112 workers died, trapped in their workplace. Many more sustained injuries for life. On this day, our thoughts are with the survivors and the families of those workers that lost loved ones in this tragedy.
Located in News / / 11 / 24
Three years after Rana Plaza solidarity and struggle are still needed
by Christie Miedema published 24-04-2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Today, on the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, the Clean Clothes Campaign reiterates its solidarity with the survivors and the families of the 1,134 killed when the building they were working in collapsed on 24 April 2013. Over the past three years the Clean Clothes Campaign has fought with these families to demand and win compensation for their losses, and we will continue to support their ongoing struggle to attain full justice. Above all, we continue to press for the structural changes that are vital to prevent catastrophes like these from happening in the future.
Located in News / / 04 / 24
Public Eye Awards 2014: Gap receives 'award of shame'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 23-01-2014 last modified 23-01-2014 09:22 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Today, the Berne Declaration (EvB) and Greenpeace Switzerland award American textile giant Gap the Public Eye Jury Award for their continuous refusal to contribute to effective reforms in the textile industry. The Public Eye Awards shine a light on the current and most serious cases of human rights violations and disregard for environmental protection and sustainability by corporations.
Located in News / / 01 / 23
Spectrum collapse: eight years on and still little action on safety
by geertjan published 10-04-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 14:04 — filed under: , , , ,
April 11 marks the eighth anniversary of the tragic collapse of the Spectrum garment factory. In 2005 the illegally built extra floors within the building collapsed, killing 64 workers and injuring 80 others. The tragedy set the standard for worker compensation, yet workers of recent fatal accidents remain without compensation.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
C&A's compensation for Bangladeshi fire victims falls short
by geertjan published 04-03-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 14:00 — filed under: , , , ,
Last week, C&A outlined its compensation package for the Tazreen victims. C&A fails to base calculations for the compensation package for the Tazreen’s victims on relevant international standards and established best practices.
Located in News / / 03 / 05
Call upon Tazreen brands to deliver the goods
by geertjan published 12-03-2013 last modified 29-04-2013 14:18 — filed under: , , , ,
Three months after the fire at Tazreen, many families of the 112 dead workers are still waiting for compensation. The majority of the workers with injuries from the flames are also barely able to live from hand to mouth without help. So far the amounts paid by the brands are made up out of whole cloth, they are far from full and fair compensation.
Located in News / / 03 / 13
Labels Bershka and Lefties (Inditex), KIK, New Look found on Smart Export site
by geertjan published 26-01-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 13:57 — filed under: , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign, along with labour rights organisations in Bangladesh and around the world, calls for immediate action from international brands following yesterday's fire in Dhaka Bangladesh, which cost the lives of seven more women garment workers. Four of them were only seventeen years old.
Located in News / / 01 / 27