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Deadliest garment factory collapse ever kills 1,138 and injures thousands more
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka on 24 April 2013 cost the lives of 1,138 people and injured nearly 2,600 more, making it the deadliest garment-factory disaster ever. Since that terrible day, labour rights organisations have put continued pressured on international brands, employers’ organisations and governments to compensate the victims through the Rana Plaza Arrangement and to sign the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Tortured and fired for demanding a fair wage
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In early 2013, garment workers at the MN Sweater factory near Dhaka realised they had not been paid what they were entitled to. When sixteen of them complained, they were tortured and fired by the factory's management. The Clean Clothes Campaign, together with the 3F union, has been working to achieve justice for the workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Factory inspection: threat of collapse
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Inspections carried out in June 2013 revealed that the building of Liberty Fashion Wears in Dhaka was at risk of collapse, and the lives of 5,000 workers were at risk. Immediate evacuation of the workers and restoration of the building were necessary. After the failure of the owner to make the much-needed repairs, several brands pulled out of the factory.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Bittersweet victory after years of struggle
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
After years of repression by the Bangladeshi government, the NGO registration of the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity was reinstated in August 2013. All of the many charges pressed against them have been dropped in the course of 2013 and 2014.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Another deadly fire - despite early warnings
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In October 2013 a fire broke out at Aswad Composite Mills, a fabric factory near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, resulting in the death of seven people and leaving 50 injured. Just a week earlier, the factory had received a formal government notification stating that the building was unsafe for work. However, they continued to operate. The factory was producing fabric for H&M, Primark and Walmart, amongst others.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Rana Plaza one year on
by emma published 24-04-2014 last modified 24-04-2014 07:19 — filed under: , , ,
A year to the day after the deadly collapse of Rana Plaza Clean Clothes Campaign remembers all those who died or were injured.
Located in News / / 04 / 24
Rana Plaza, one year on: Brands still failing survivors & victim’s families.
by emma published 23-04-2014 last modified 24-04-2014 07:24 — filed under: , ,
As events take place around the world to remember those who died and were injured, campaigners demand brands pay up.
Located in News / / 04 / 23
Shila Begum - survivors story
by emma published 17-04-2014 last modified 24-04-2014 07:34 — filed under: , ,
At just 26 years of age Shila's life has been changed forever after being trapped in Rana Plaza. This April she joined campaigners across Europe to call on brands to Pay Up!
Located in Safety / Rana Plaza
Which brands need to Pay Up!
by emma published 16-04-2014 last modified 16-04-2014 14:03 — filed under: , ,
With just a week to go until the first anniversary of the terrible collapse of Rana Plaza just 1/3 of the money needed has been committed to the Donor Trust Fund. Clean Clothes Campaign is calling for all brands connected to Rana Plaza or Bangladesh to Pay Up! The survivors and victims' families have suffered enough.
Located in News / / 04 / 16
Clothing brands fail Rana Plaza survivors
by emma published 09-04-2014 last modified 16-04-2014 14:46 — filed under: , ,
Two weeks before the first anniversary of the devastating building collapse, clothing brands contributions to Donor Trust Fund remain shockingly low.
Located in News / / 04 / 10