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C&A's compensation for Bangladeshi fire victims falls short
by geertjan published 04-03-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 14:00 — filed under: , , , ,
Last week, C&A outlined its compensation package for the Tazreen victims. C&A fails to base calculations for the compensation package for the Tazreen’s victims on relevant international standards and established best practices.
Located in News / / 03 / 05
Call upon Tazreen brands to deliver the goods
by geertjan published 12-03-2013 last modified 29-04-2013 14:18 — filed under: , , , ,
Three months after the fire at Tazreen, many families of the 112 dead workers are still waiting for compensation. The majority of the workers with injuries from the flames are also barely able to live from hand to mouth without help. So far the amounts paid by the brands are made up out of whole cloth, they are far from full and fair compensation.
Located in News / / 03 / 13
Two months after Tazreen: still no money
by geertjan published 23-01-2013 last modified 05-09-2013 13:39 — filed under: , , ,
Located in News / / 01 / 24
Clean Clothes Campaign pushes for binding agreements for a living wage
by Mirjam van Heugten published 15-10-2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
On the second day of the Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels, prior to the delivery of 150.000 signatures from Clean Clothes Campaign, Clean Clothes Campiagn pushes for binding agreements and legislation to ensure accountibility of brands in the garment sector. The Clean Clothes Campaign presented the signatures to international clothing brands and European Commission representatives during the Living Wage Now Forum.
Located in News / / 10 / 15
Less than 200 euros compensation for Kalpona
by Mirjam van Heugten published 21-11-2013 — filed under: , , , ,
On 24th November 2012, Kalpona, a garment worker from Bangladesh, jumped from the third floor of the burning Tazreen factory and fell to the ground, breaking her leg. She was rushed to the nearest clinic like many others. She has been waiting for compensation for twelve months and wants to move on.
Located in News / / 11 / 21
Demand justice for the victims of the Tazreen fire
by geertjan published 19-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:55 — filed under: , , , , , ,
On the 24th November 2012, at least 112 workers died in the fire at Tazreen Fashions, a garment factory near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Many of the workers jumped to their deaths trying to escape from the nine story building. Others, unable to escape the blaze, were burned alive. Tazreen produced for a host of well known brand names, including C&A, KIK, Walmart, Li & Fung, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Disney, Dickies, Sean Comb (ENYCE) and Kmart/Sears.
Located in News / / 12 / 19
Tazreen fire: What brands should do, and their responses so far
by geertjan published 19-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:56 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Brands should help the victims. The brands should take swiftly a clear principle commitment on compensation, which needs to be negotiated with the trade unions representing the workers at Tazreen, and be based on international standards as well as established precedents and customs in Bangladesh. The international buyers from the Tazreen factory bear responsibility for full redress of the victims, which includes contribution to the loss of income and damages for the injured and families of the dead.
Located in News / / 12 / 19
More than 54 million euros compensation demand for victims Rana Plaza
by Paul Roeland published 13-05-2013 last modified 18-06-2013 06:29 — filed under: , , , , ,
With the death toll rising to 1126 on the evening of the 12th of May, and an estimated 1650 workers admitted to hospital following the Rana Plaza collapse on 24th of April, the estimated long term compensation will be more than 54 million Euros (71 million USD). This calculation is based on ILO standards and an established formula developed following previous fire and safety accidents in Bangladesh, developed by Bangladeshi and international trade unions.
Located in News / / 05 / 13