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Families affected by 2012 Ali Enterprises fire finally receive life-long pensions

Families affected by 2012 Ali Enterprises fire finally receive life-long pensions
20-05-2018 10:22

As of yesterday, Saturday 19 May, survivors and families that lost loved ones at the Ali Enterprises fire of 2012 will receive pensions out of a fund financed by the factory’s main buyer, German retailer KiK. The process was lengthy – the families had to wait for more than six years -, but the outcome is ground-breaking. In a global precedent for the garment industry, the families will receive life-long pensions matching international standards as set by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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Workers and activists call on H&M’s shareholders to fulfill the living wage commitment

Workers and activists call on H&M’s shareholders to fulfill the living wage commitment
07-05-2018 13:21

As H&M’s shareholders are gathering in Stockholm for their annual meeting (AGM), the growing international coalition behind the “Turn Around, H&M!” campaign is drawing attention to the fact that H&M is on course to let down hundreds of thousands of workers who have been waiting for a living wage.

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Campaign launch: Turn around, H&M!

Campaign launch: Turn around, H&M!
01-05-2018 12:15

Clean Clothes Campaign is dedicating this year’s International Labour Day to the hundreds of thousands of workers who produce garments for H&M. They are waiting for the brand to stop turning its back on the commitment that living wages would become a reality by 2018.

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Brands sourcing from Bangladesh urged to support workers’ minimum wage demands

Brands sourcing from Bangladesh urged to support workers’ minimum wage demands
25-04-2018 08:23

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.

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Five years on, Clean Clothes Campaign commemorates Rana Plaza workers and calls for a recommitment for meaningful change in the garment industry

Five years on, Clean Clothes Campaign commemorates Rana Plaza workers and calls for a recommitment for meaningful change in the garment industry
26-04-2018 08:29

Today five years ago, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. Thousands of workers at their sewing machines in the five factories that the building housed were buried in the collapsed structure ‑ 1,134 of them died, thousands more were injured. On this day our thoughts are with the families who lost loved ones five years ago and with the survivors that have to live with the memories of that dreadful tragedy.

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Indonesian garment workers appeal to Uniqlo CEO in letters to take action on severance debt

Indonesian garment workers appeal to Uniqlo CEO in letters to take action on severance debt
20-04-2018 11:12

Seventy ex-workers of an Indonesian garment factory, which until its illegal closure three years ago was supplying Japanese fashion giant Uniqlo, have made a personal plea to Tadashi Yanai - Uniqlo’s billionaire owner - calling on him to intervene directly to ensure they finally receive their unpaid wages and severance.

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Five years after Rana Plaza, the need for the Bangladesh Accord persists

Five years after Rana Plaza, the need for the Bangladesh Accord persists
18-04-2018 15:50

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster that killed 1,134 workers, global trade unions and labour rights organizations are calling on all brands sourcing from Bangladesh to take responsibility for workers making their products by signing the renewed Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.

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Clean Clothes Campaign starts week of action to urge brands to sign the 2018 Bangladesh Accord

Clean Clothes Campaign starts week of action to urge brands to sign the 2018 Bangladesh Accord
18-04-2018 15:49

Today, a week ahead of the five year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, Clean Clothes Campaign and allies are starting a week of action, urging garment brands to make factories in Bangladesh safe by signing the 2018 Transition Accord.

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H&M is trying to cover up its unfulfilled commitment on living wage

H&M is trying to cover up its unfulfilled commitment on living wage
12-04-2018 19:08

In its 2017 Sustainability Report published today H&M is making bold claims about progress in the area of fair jobs, with a focus on living wage. Clean Clothes Campaign has been closely following H&M’s reporting in this area, as well as gathering information in production countries, and we are compelled to strongly refute the self-congratulatory statements made in the report.

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Bravo workers forced to take partial payments from Zara, Mango, Next

Bravo workers forced to take partial payments from Zara, Mango, Next
12-04-2018 11:03

Clean Clothes Campaign sends our solidarity to the Bravo workers, who have showed remarkable bravery and demonstrated an unwaivering commitment to the principles of fairness and justice. Following a period of sustained pressure from the brands involved, 140 Turkish garment workers have accepted partial payments towards the debt owed to them when the Bravo factory – which produced clothing for Zara, Mango (Inditex) and the UK brand Next – closed overnight in June 2016. Their struggle has played a vital role in highlighting an issue which affects thousands of garment workers worldwide and demonstrated the power and importance of solidarity between workers and consumers alike.

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Clean Clothes Campaign calls for immediate release of Bangladesh trade unionists held on false charges

Clean Clothes Campaign calls for immediate release of Bangladesh trade unionists held on false charges
07-04-2018 21:59

The Clean Clothes Campaign is calling for the immediate release of seven trade union leaders from the Garment Workers Trade Union Centre in Bangladesh, detained last week on the basis of apparently false charges filed against them by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association.

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UN committee implores Bangladesh to step up its game on wages, labour rights and compensation

UN committee implores Bangladesh to step up its game on wages, labour rights and compensation
05-04-2018 14:57

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has this week urged the government of Bangladesh to ensure a decent wage for all workers, to revise its labour laws and to make haste with the adoption of a national employment injury scheme.

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Broad convening showcases growing momentum for transparency in the garment supply chain

Broad convening showcases growing momentum for transparency in the garment supply chain
21-03-2018 10:50

A meeting this week of actors involved in the labour movement and garment industry showed the increasing transparency efforts in the sector. The participants shared an assessment of the need to disclose supply chain information as a means to enhance corporate accountability of companies towards workers and consumers, to improve learning and due diligence within the sector and to empower workers in these companies’ supply chains.

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Public letter: H&M must stick to the living wage commitment made in 2013

Public letter: H&M must stick to the living wage commitment made in 2013
19-03-2018 13:54

Back in 2013 H&M made a widely publicized commitment: that workers in their supply chain would be paid a living wage by 2018. As 2018 has already begun but hundreds of thousands of workers behind H&M's products are still receiving poverty wages, Clean Clothes Campaign nudged H&M's top ranks with a public letter today. Addressing H&M's Board of Directors, CEO and Head of Sustainability, we requested specific information regarding efforts made so far be made public, and we outlined the steps H&M would have to take to act on the 2013 commitment in a meaningful way.

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Global chorus of support grows for persecuted Cambodian human rights defender Tola Moeun

Global chorus of support grows for persecuted Cambodian human rights defender Tola Moeun
13-03-2018 09:56

Over 100 organizations have now joined the call for an end to the politically motivated prosecution of Cambodian human rights defender Tola Moeun, since a letter to the Cambodian government was published last month.

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Projection on Tate Modern Calling Attention to UNIQLO’s Disdain for Garment Workers

Projection on Tate Modern Calling Attention to UNIQLO’s Disdain for Garment Workers
23-02-2018 13:45

The night before Uniqlo Tate Late, campaigners project a series of messages to UNIQLO CEO, Tadashi Yanai, demanding that the Japanese fast fashion chain takes responsibility for 2000 workers, collectively owed $5.5 million in unpaid wages and severance payments.

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100 days until current Accord ends – labour signatories urge brands to sign onto 2018 Accord

100 days until current Accord ends – labour signatories urge brands to sign onto 2018 Accord
22-02-2018 08:15

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.

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Global Unions, International Human Rights and Workers’ Rights Organizations Call for End to Politically Motivated Prosecution of Tola Moeun

Global Unions, International Human Rights and Workers’ Rights Organizations Call for End to Politically Motivated Prosecution of Tola Moeun
19-02-2018 12:49

Four global unions and more than 30 national and international human rights and worker rights NGOs from around the world have joined together to call for an end to the politically motivated prosecution of Cambodian human rights defender Tola Moeun.

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