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Accord on Fire and Building Safety
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:11 — filed under: ,
After exposure in the media for lack of workers' safety at their Bangladeshi suppliers, the owner of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein signed a binding Safety Agreement with Bangladeshi and international labour organisations in March 2012. In August 2012 German retailer Tchibo was the second company to sign this agreement.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Aminul Islam murdered
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
Aminul Islam, a labour rights defender and long time partner of the Clean Clothes Campaign, was severely tortured and murdered on 4 April 2012. He had been tortured and jailed by security forces on previous occasions prior to his disappearance and killing. Sadly, no one has yet been held responsible for this murder.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Tazreen fire
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
In November 2012, at least 112 workers died and hundreds were severely injured in a fire at Tazreen Fashions, a garment factory near Dhaka. Many of the workers jumped to their deaths trying to escape from the nine-storey building. Others were burned alive. Fire exits were either absent or closed. Tazreen produced garments for well-known brands including C&A, KIK, Walmart, Disney, Dickies and ENYCE.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Formation of factory union stifled
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:13 — filed under: ,
Following the formation of a factory-level union, five workers were sacked at Tokyo Mode Ltd, located north of the capital Dhaka. In order to end this labour rights violation, the Clean Clothes Campaign contacted the main buyers of the company. One of the buyers mediated between factory management, the union and a supporting labour rights NGO in Bangladesh.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Units of Liberty Fashion Wears closed
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 07-01-2015 13:44 — filed under: ,
The Mirpur unit was temporarily closed as of April 2014. Management blamed the closure on low work orders, and said that the facilities would be reopened in two months. During this period of closure the workers' payment should continue. But the factory management has not taken any steps to reopen the factory and pay the workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Still failing to pay up
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 26-01-2015 15:43 — filed under: ,
Of the US$ 30 million needed to compensate victims of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka, only 21 million has been donated so far.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Initial agreement reached on compensation
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 15:22 — filed under: ,
The fire at the nine-storey Tazreen factory in Dhaka in 2012 killed at least 112 workers, and left hundreds injured. Two years later, an initial agreement on compensation for the victims has been reached.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Chunji workers win right to organize at factory
by anne published 02-10-2014 last modified 26-08-2015 11:56 — filed under: ,
Garment workers at Chunji Knit Ltd., in Dhaka, Bangladesh, can now freely organize a union, and workers fired for union activity will be reinstated, according to a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Chunji management and the Bangladesh Federation of Workers Solidarity (BFWS) in August 2014. The agreement follows pressure from the Clean Clothes Campaign, Workers Rights Consortium and Solidarity Center, demanding Chunji Knit and its buyers remediate workers' rights violations earlier this year.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases