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Victory: settlement with underwear factory Bratex
by Mirjam van Heugten published 29-07-2014 — filed under: , , , ,
We are pleased to announce that the Sri Lankan Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union (FTZ&GSEU) reached a settlement with the underwear factory Bratex and the US based company Fruit of the Loom.
Located in News / / 07 / 29
Fire victims not yet fully compensated
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
A total of 286 workers died and dozens were injured when a fire destroyed the Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi on September 11, 2012. Throughout 2013 the Clean Clothes Campaign has been putting pressure on the main buying company KiK to pay long-term compensation to the victims and the families of the deceased.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
A long wait for Power Loom Mazdoor Union workers
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In 2012 twelve garment workers and trade union activists of the Power Loom Mazdoor Union (PLMU) were charged with extortion and terrorism under the Pakistani Anti-Terrorist Act. Six of them were arrested and severely tortured. Although they have been released on bail, the trial against the twelve is still going on, with over 100 court hearings to date.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Thousands of workers left jobless
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: , ,
6,000 workers were left jobless after three factories in Sri Lanka and two in Pakistan were closed. The sole owner of the five factories disappeared with all of the company’s assets. In March 2013 the Clean Clothes Campaign reached out to several European buyers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Sri Lankan trade union victory shows power of international solidarity
by Christie Miedema published 09-02-2017 last modified 08-03-2017 13:28 — filed under: , ,
International support and solidarity can make a real difference in local worker struggles shows this week’s success in Sri Lanka. In a workers’ referendum in two factories with a long history of conflict between employees and management, workers voted to have the trade union recognized as legitimate bargaining partner. In the face of years of intense union busting, this testifies to the empowering nature of international solidarity, called in by the trade union.
Located in News / / 02 / 09
Urge KIK to identify buyers and pay compensation to Pakistan fire victims
by geertjan published 16-10-2012 last modified 23-07-2013 10:53 — filed under: , , ,
On Tuesday 11th September almost 300 workers were killed when a fire ripped through the Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi, Pakistan. At the time of the fire the factory was producing jeans for the German low cost retailer, KIK, which has more than 3000 stores in eight European countries.
Located in News / / 10 / 16
Pakistan fire victims producing for German low-cost retailer KIK
by geertjan published 25-09-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign today express their shock and outrage at the failure of German company KIK to ensure that workers in its supplier factories are employed in safe working conditions after it was confirmed that Ali Enterprises, which last week burnt down killing almost 300 people, was producing jeans for the low-cost retailer.
Located in News / / 09 / 25
File PDF document Fatal Fashion - Analysis of Recent Factory Fires in Pakistan and Bangladesh
by Paul Roeland published 05-06-2013 last modified 13-01-2016 14:13 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) in March 2013 published a report analysing two recent factory fires in the export-oriented garment industry in Bangladesh and Pakistan in which more than 400 lives were lost. ‘Fatal fashion’ is an urgent call upon governments, suppliers, brands, retailers, audit firms and certification bodies for a fundamental game-change to protect and respect workers’ rights.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
File PDF document Missed the Goal for Workers: The Reality of Soccer Ball Stitchers in Pakistan, India, China and Thailand
by Paul Roeland last modified 24-04-2013 18:57 — filed under: , , , , ,
This report presents the key findings of the International Labor Rights Forum’s research in the four largest soccer balls producing countries: Pakistan, India, China and Thailand. This report also highlights the need to rethink the strategies being utilized by companies to encourage suppliers to adhere to strong labor standards. Written by the International Labor Rights Forum, 2010.
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KIK signs compensation agreement for victims of Ali Enterprises fire tragedy
by geertjan published 09-01-2013 last modified 23-07-2013 10:30 — filed under: , , ,
AMSTERDAM - German discount giant KIK this week signed an agreement with the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) to make an initial payment to the victims and their families of US$ 1 million for immediate relief, and to negotiate a long term compensation package with all other involved stakeholders.
Located in News / / 01 / 10