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Agreement on Tazreen compensation announced
by Mirjam van Heugten published 23-11-2014 last modified 24-11-2014 02:12 — filed under: , , , , ,
Two years after over 120 people lost their lives trapped in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, an agreement has been reached between IndustriALL Global Union and their local affiliates, Clean Clothes Campaign and C&A on a system for delivering compensation to the victims of the tragedy.
Located in News / / 11 / 23
Chunji workers win right to organize at factory
by anne published 02-10-2014 last modified 26-08-2015 11:56 — filed under: ,
Garment workers at Chunji Knit Ltd., in Dhaka, Bangladesh, can now freely organize a union, and workers fired for union activity will be reinstated, according to a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Chunji management and the Bangladesh Federation of Workers Solidarity (BFWS) in August 2014. The agreement follows pressure from the Clean Clothes Campaign, Workers Rights Consortium and Solidarity Center, demanding Chunji Knit and its buyers remediate workers' rights violations earlier this year.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
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
File Troff document Asia Wage Report
by emma published 16-09-2014 last modified 13-01-2016 11:49 — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign and the Asia Floor Wage Alliance believe that being paid less than a living wage is a violation of an individual’s human rights. This report looks at the low wages being paid across six of the major garment producing countries in Asia – Cambodia, China, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. It also looks at the responsibilities of both state and global apparel brands and their suppliers in addressing poverty wages and the steps that must be taken immediately if the garment industry is to provide a decent life for those working within it. The report was published in 2014.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
News flash: violent crackdown of Tuba protest Bangladesh
by Mirjam van Heugten published 05-08-2014 last modified 11-08-2014 09:57 — filed under: , , , , ,
Update 11 August 2014 - Last Sunday, after 14 days of hunger strike, the Tuba group workers received their three months wages. The remaining demands still stand. Earlier that weekend, all arrested union leaders had been released.
Located in News / / 08 / 05
Initial agreement reached on compensation
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 15:22 — filed under: ,
The fire at the nine-storey Tazreen factory in Dhaka in 2012 killed at least 112 workers, and left hundreds injured. Two years later, an initial agreement on compensation for the victims has been reached.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Still failing to pay up
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 26-01-2015 15:43 — filed under: ,
Of the US$ 30 million needed to compensate victims of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka, only 21 million has been donated so far.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Units of Liberty Fashion Wears closed
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 07-01-2015 13:44 — filed under: ,
The Mirpur unit was temporarily closed as of April 2014. Management blamed the closure on low work orders, and said that the facilities would be reopened in two months. During this period of closure the workers' payment should continue. But the factory management has not taken any steps to reopen the factory and pay the workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Pressure for compensation continues for Tazreen Fire brands
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
On November 24 2012 at least 112 workers died and hundreds were severely injured in yet another devastating fire at the nine-storey Tazreen Fashions factory located in Ashulia, Dhaka in Bangladesh. Tazreen Fashions in Dhaka produced garments for well-known brands including C&A, KiK, Walmart, Disney, Dickies and ENYCE.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Fire kills eight young women
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Smart Export Garment in Dhaka is yet another site in Bangladesh where a deadly fire took place in 2013. It took the life of eight young women, and severely injured 25 others. Among the global brands with production at the factory were Inditex, New Look, KiK, Scott & Fox and Solo Invest.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013