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Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence
by geertjan published 25-11-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions and labour rights organisations in Bangladesh and around the world is calling for immediate action from international brands following yesterday's fire in Dhaka Bangladesh, which cost the lives over one hundred garment workers.
Located in News / / 11 / 25
In Memoriam Korshed Alam, August 18, 1966 - November 17, 2012
by geertjan published 19-11-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
It is with great shock and grief that Clean Clothes Campaign has learned of the sudden death of our dear friend and fellow activist Korshed Alam, Executive Director of Alternative Movement for Resources and Freedom Society (AMRF) in Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 11 / 19
Call on Gap to protect Bangladeshi workers' lives
by geertjan published 26-10-2012 last modified 23-01-2014 09:20 — filed under: , , , ,
Since 2006 at least 500 Bangladeshi garment workers have died in factory fires while sewing clothing for giant fashion companies, like Gap and H&M. Future tragic deaths could be prevented if companies like Gap would follow the lead of brands like Tommy Hilfiger and the German retailer Tchibo, by agreeing to a fire safety program that includes really independent inspections, mandatory repairs and renovations of safety hazards, a central role for workers and unions, transparency and binding commitments to protect workers.
Located in News / / 10 / 26
Statement Regarding Gap’s Refusal to Agree to a Fire Safety Program in Bangladesh
by geertjan published 26-10-2012 last modified 29-04-2013 15:40 — filed under: , , ,
Gap Inc. has refused to participate in a comprehensive fire safety program, to which two other major apparel brands have already committed, to address the deadly working conditions at its supplier factories in Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 10 / 26
Global brands should ensure garment worker safety
by geertjan published 12-09-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
CCC mourns the senseless deaths of at least 250 garment workers who perished in three factory fires in Pakistan and Russia this week.
Located in News / / 09 / 12
Statement CCC on Bangladesh
by geertjan published 20-06-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
CCC is gravely worried about the violent repression of garment workers and their labour leaders in Ashulia in Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 06 / 21
Bangladeshi labor rights activist tortured and murdered
by geertjan published 11-04-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: ,
Aminul Islam, a Bangladeshi labor rights activist and former apparel worker was tortured and murdered last week in Dhaka. His body was dumped outside of the capital city and was found by local police last Thursday. According to the police report, Aminul Islam's body bore signs of brutal torture. It is most likely that Aminul was murdered because of his labour rights work.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
Agreement reached with PVH on safety in Bangladeshi garment factories
by geertjan published 22-03-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
CCC, together with Bangladeshi and international labour rights groups and trade unions, have signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the US based company PVH (owner of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein) to improve safety at their suppliers in Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 03 / 22
That's It Sportswear fire: one year on workers still dying in unsafe buildings
by geertjan published 15-12-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:34 — filed under: , ,
December 14 marks the first anniversary of the fire at That's It Sportswear garment factory in Bangladesh. The fire on December 14, 2010, caused the death of 29 workers, and injured a number of others, eleven of them seriously. The factory, belonging to the Hameem group, supplied US brands and retailers, including JC Penney, VF corporation, Gap, Philips Van Heusen, Abercrombie & Fitch, Carters, Kohls and Target.
Located in News / / 12 / 15
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