Search results

136 items matching your search terms.
Filter the results.
Item type












New items since



Sort by relevance · date (newest first) · alphabetically
Initial statement regarding fire at Matrix Sweaters Factory
by Christie Miedema published 02-02-2016 last modified 17-02-2016 08:22 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign, the International Labor Rights Forum, the Maquila Solidarity Network, and the Worker Rights Consortium are deeply disturbed to hear of another serious fire breaking out at a garment factory in Bangladesh – the factory supplies H&M and JC Penney, according to public records. The fire service is reporting that some injuries were sustained, but no details have been provided to date.
Located in News / / 02 / 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.
Located in News / / 02 / 13
File chemical/x-mdl-rdfile History Bangladesh Safety Accord
by Paul Roeland published 08-07-2013 last modified 09-07-2013 11:37 — filed under: , , , ,
The Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (otherwise known as the “Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord”, the “Bangladesh Accord” or the “Accord”) was formally signed by more than 40 apparel companies, two global unions and four Bangladeshi union federations – with four labour rights NGOs signing as witnesses – on May 23, 2013. As of July 4, 2013, a total of 67 companies have signed the Accord.
Located in Resources / Background
Brands sourcing from Bangladesh urged to support workers’ minimum wage demands
by Neva Nahtigal published 25-04-2018 last modified 21-09-2018 09:22 — filed under: , ,
More than 20 of the largest brands sourcing from Bangladesh have received a request for them to support garment workers’ demands regarding minimum wage, which has not been revised in five years and is one of the lowest in the global garment industry. Clean Clothes Campaign also urged the brands to call on the government of Bangladesh to immediately end the harassment of workers and labour activists.
Located in News / / 04 / 25
European Parliament should vote for an investigation into Bangladesh labour violations
by Christie Miedema last modified 13-06-2017 14:17 — filed under: , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign is today calling on members of the European Parliament to call for a trade investigation into labour rights abuses as part of a resolution on Bangladesh that will be debated this Wednesday. Such an investigation would be carried out by the European Commission in order to assess whether the ongoing and systematic repression of trade union rights in Bangladesh should disqualify it from accessing preferential trading terms with the EU.
Located in News / / 06 / 13
Statement of the Bangladesh Accord's Witness Signatories on the three-year renewal of the agreement
by Christie Miedema published 29-06-2017 last modified 19-07-2017 11:27 — filed under: , ,
Today, the global union federations Industriall and UNI announced agreement with brand and retailer representatives on the language of a renewed Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. To date, 13 brands and retailers signed and 8 more have committed to sign the new agreement, with many more likely to follow in the weeks ahead.
Located in News / / 06 / 29
Bangladeshi garment workers face mass firings and criminal charges
by Mirjam van Heugten published 05-01-2017 last modified 05-01-2017 14:51 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Since last month's wage protests began in Dhaka, Bangladesh thousands of workers along with several grass-roots worker organizations located in the region faced a series of repressive actions from their employers and the government. An estimated 2 - 3000 workers were fired, while numerous legal cases filed at the Ashulia police station accuse at least 1,500 unnamed workers and 150 named workers of vandalism, looting, threatening other workers, and assaulting factory officials. At least 13 union leaders and activists, many of whom had no association with the protests, were detained or arrested. As of January 4, 2017, at least 11 remain in police custody.
Located in News / / 01 / 05
100 days until current Accord ends – labour signatories urge brands to sign onto 2018 Accord
by Christie Miedema published 22-02-2018 last modified 22-02-2018 08:15 — filed under: , ,
With 100 days until the current Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety expires, garment companies are urged to continue their involvement to create a safe and sustainable garment industry in Bangladesh and to sign its successor, the 2018 Transition Accord.
Located in News / / 02 / 22
Window-dressing in Bangladesh?
by Paul Roeland published 02-10-2014 — filed under: ,
In Bangladesh, about 4 million garment workers produce exports worth well over US$ 20 billion every year. Their work is rewarded with subsistence wages at best, and is often carried out in poorly constructed factories. However, organising in trade unions remains hazardous, as the industry is steeped in a culture of impunity.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014
Union leader tortured
by Paul Roeland published 07-01-2015 — filed under: ,
In May 2014 a local union leader of the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) was found unconscious by the roadside about 45 kilometres from Dhaka.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases