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CCC condemns escalating repression of unionists amid wage strikes Bangladesh
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-12-2016 last modified 24-12-2016 10:25 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is today raising concerns about the safety of trade union leaders and workers in Bangladesh, after a number of labour activists and workers were arrested on apparently arbitrary grounds. The arrests have come in the wake of a week of unrest, as thousands of workers in the Ashulia area of Dhaka went on strike to demand higher wages.
Located in News / / 12 / 24
New report looks at company progress towards a living wage
by emma published 31-03-2014 last modified 31-03-2014 13:29 — filed under: , ,
Tailored Wages is an in depth study of the policies and practices companies are doing - or not - to implement a living wage.
Located in News / / 03 / 31
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
Esprit and Li & Fung leave Hey Tekstil workers hanging
by geertjan published 01-11-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , , ,
For over eight months groups of Hey Tekstil workers have protested in Istanbul for their unpaid wages, severance and other payments from Li & Fung, one of the world’s largest garment trading companies. Li & Fung was sourcing almost all of the production at Hey Tekstil for one brand: Esprit, when the workers were fired without pay.
Located in News / / 11 / 01
Esprit and Li&Fung target of international street actions
by geertjan published 06-11-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:50 — filed under: , , ,
An international call for action from the Clean Clothes Campaign last week led to protests in cities around the world. In Istanbul, Chiang Mai and Hong Kong workers protested against the failure of Esprit and its agent Li&Fung to pay €4.7 million Euro owed to more than 2000 people who became jobless after the factory closed. 'These actions are only the beginning of our campaign to make Esprit and Li & Fung pay up,' says Ineke Zeldenrust, International Coordinator at Clean Clothes Campaign.
Located in News / / 11 / 06
Day 230 in the picket line: Esprit involved in Hey Tekstil severance case
by geertjan published 04-10-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
Hong Kong-based brand Esprit was a big buyer from the Hey Tekstil factory in the months before closure last February. An estimated 80-90% of the clothes made at Hey Tekstil in Turkey were for Esprit. Sacked workers are still waiting for back wages in the picket line in Istanbul.
Located in News / / 10 / 04
Hey Tekstil campaign in Turkish
by geertjan published 11-06-2012 last modified 29-04-2013 16:01 — filed under: ,
This is the text of the urgent appeal and the background information, in Turkish
Located in News / / 06 / 11
Hong Kong company Li & Fung refuses to pay workers
by geertjan published 07-06-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , , ,
We urge you to support 420 struggling workers in Turkey who have been staging a picket line in front of Li & Fung for three months. These workers were employed by a company called Hey Tekstil. From November 2011 to February 2012, the company did not pay them for their last three months of work, fired them without notice, and subsequently failed to pay them their legally-mandated severance and notification payments.
Located in News / / 06 / 07
Background on Hey Tekstil, Turkey
by geertjan published 07-06-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , , , ,
Li & Fung, one of the largest apparel sourcing companies in the world, is refusing to pay 2.038 Hey Tekstil workers in Turkey 4.7 million EUR of overdue wages, severance, and notification payments. The conflict began in February 2012 when the last 420 of 3.000 workers from the Turkish apparel company Hey Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret L.Ş. were fired from the company’s Istanbul factory without notice. The workers got organized and decided to take action. At the time of the closure, workers were producing clothes for such brands as Esprit and Disney, which placed their orders through Li & Fung. For the last two years, Li & Fung had 80-90% of the production at Hey Tekstil factories, according to former Hey Tekstil representatives.
Located in News / / 06 / 07
Stop Wage Theft Campaign
by geertjan published 08-03-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Many people can sympathize with the Robin Hood ‘stealing from the rich to give to the poor’ ideology, but in Haryana, India, the opposite is happening. Mazdoor Ekta Manch is seeking your support for their Stop Wage Theft campaign. Please sign their petition.
Located in News / / 03 / 08