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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
Three years on: still no settlement
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In 2009 workers at the Bratex factory in Colombo went on strike. Their concerns over wages and freedom of association were not addressed by the management. Following the strike 31 union activists were dismissed without the required procedures. Throughout 2013 CCC has demanded that the Fair Labor Association and Fruit of the Loom ensure that Bratex will sign an agreement with the union on the reinstatement of the workers.
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
Large public procurer in Norway publicly supports dismissed Thai workers
by geertjan published 18-10-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , , ,
The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, the largest public procurer in the health sector in Norway, publicly supports a number of dismissed Thai workers at Mölnlycke Health Care (Thailand) Ltd. The company which produces hospital gowns sacked 22 unionized workers in September 2011 following their participation in what the gown manufacturer describes as an 'illegal strike'.
Located in News / / 10 / 18
Brands and management fail to resolve Bratex dispute
by geertjan published 22-10-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , ,
CCC calls on Bratex management and buyers Fruit of the Loom and Viania to resolve a dispute in the factory, which has been ongoing for more than two years. Sri Lankan supplier Bratex has yet to come to an agreement with workers, meaning 31 workers remain without jobs, and workers' demands in relation to wages, bonuses and freedom of association have still not been met. The year long investigation of the Fair Labor Association FLA has failed to produce any results.
Located in News / / 10 / 22
Don't blame the whistle-blower: Mirrai responsible for loss of orders
by geertjan published 08-08-2012 last modified 29-04-2013 15:43 — filed under: ,
Clean Clothes Campaign and IndustriALL reproach the Employers' Federation of Ceylon for lashing out at the trade union FTZGSEU.
Located in News / / 08 / 08
Trial against Bangladeshi labour rights advocates approaches
by geertjan published 30-05-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:27 — filed under: , ,
Just recently a judge in the case against Kalpona Akter and Babul Akhter from the Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Center (BCWS) and other labour leaders decided that the accused will have to appear in court next month under a system designed to speed up the trial process.
Located in News / / 05 / 30
Cambodian Trade Union Leader Arrested
by geertjan published 14-12-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:24 — filed under: , ,
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Located in News / / 12 / 14
Bangladesh Labour Activists Released
by geertjan published 13-09-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 16:06 — filed under: , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is very pleased to announce the release of Kalpona Akter, Babul Akhter and Aminul Islam after spending 30 days in custody. During a special hearing on Wednesday September 8, 2010, a magistrate judge granted bail to the three defendants, and ordered their release.
Located in News / / 09 / 13