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Subcontracted workers discriminated against
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 14-10-2013 12:24 — filed under: ,
The Contemporary Classic factory in India was illegally subcontracting 300 of its 350 workers. The subcontracted workers were discriminated against: they received lower wages than the others, due to additional deductions. In April 2012 union leader Mohanlal was illegally dismissed after raising these issues. Contemporary Classic produced for Milan-based brand Piazza Italia.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
India: Human Rights trial hears fashion worker woes
by geertjan published 23-11-2012 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: ,
Garment workers alongside international brands and government representatives gave evidence at a tribunal which started in Bangalore this week to assess claims of systematic human rights abuses in the Indian garment industry. 250 garment workers from Bangalore, Gurgaon and Tirupur attended the tribunal, foregoing their daily wage and attendance bonus, to share testimonies of rights abuses and exploitation at the hands of western brands, surveyed by a panel of international judges.
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Factory tries to dodge inflation correction
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Gokaldas Exports refused to pay an increased inflation correction fee to approximately 9,900 workers in six of their factories in Bangalore. The Clean Clothes Campaign and the Workers Rights Consortium contacted main buyers H&M and Adidas. They discussed the issue with Gokaldas, after which the so-called Dearness Allowance was paid to the workers, including back payment.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Workers singled out for organising a union
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
After workers of the Modelama factory in North India registered their union in December 2012, the management dismissed fourteen workers. The union's general secretary and two other workers were transferred to remote factories in retaliation for their work with the union. Although an initial agreement was reached to reinstate the workers, the company continues to harass the union. Buyers include Gap and Next.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Fired for resisting sexual harassment
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In September 2013, a female worker was fired after fighting back against sexual harassment. The intimidation had started immediately after she began working in the Richa Global factory in Gurgaon, which was producing for Lidl. When other workers protested against her dismissal, 87 of them were fired too.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
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.
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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
Human Rights Trial on Garment Industry Concludes
by geertjan published 24-11-2012 last modified 18-06-2014 11:48 — filed under: ,
The National Peoples’ Tribunal for living wages and decent working conditions of garment workers continued today at Kannada Sahitya Parishad, with much rigour and conviction with the participation of experts, union leaders, brand representatives and workers.
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