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Initial statement regarding fire at Matrix Sweaters Factory
by Christie Miedema published 02-02-2016 last modified 17-02-2016 08:22 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign, the International Labor Rights Forum, the Maquila Solidarity Network, and the Worker Rights Consortium are deeply disturbed to hear of another serious fire breaking out at a garment factory in Bangladesh – the factory supplies H&M and JC Penney, according to public records. The fire service is reporting that some injuries were sustained, but no details have been provided to date.
Located in News / / 02 / 02
File chemical/x-mdl-rdfile History Bangladesh Safety Accord
by Paul Roeland published 08-07-2013 last modified 09-07-2013 11:37 — filed under: , , , ,
The Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (otherwise known as the “Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord”, the “Bangladesh Accord” or the “Accord”) was formally signed by more than 40 apparel companies, two global unions and four Bangladeshi union federations – with four labour rights NGOs signing as witnesses – on May 23, 2013. As of July 4, 2013, a total of 67 companies have signed the Accord.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Bangladesh Safety Accord
by geertjan published 20-06-2013 last modified 13-03-2014 13:07 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
A collection of FAQs about the Accord of Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
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Four years since Aswad fire compensation by brands can no longer wait
by Christie Miedema published 08-10-2017 last modified 07-10-2017 10:34 — filed under: , , , ,
Today four years ago, a fire broke out in the Aswad Composite Mills textile mill in Bangladesh, killing at least seven workers and injuring over fifty. Happening six months after the deadly Rana Plaza collapse, this tragedy never received much attention, and four years on, the families and survivors still remain without full and fair compensation. On this day, our thoughts are with the families that suffered losses. Clean Clothes Campaign urges the brands that were sourcing from the factory, including H&M, C&A and Primark, to ensure that these families finally receive the compensation that they should have been provided with so many years ago.
Located in News / / 10 / 07
Public Eye Awards 2014: Gap receives 'award of shame'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 23-01-2014 last modified 23-01-2014 09:22 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Today, the Berne Declaration (EvB) and Greenpeace Switzerland award American textile giant Gap the Public Eye Jury Award for their continuous refusal to contribute to effective reforms in the textile industry. The Public Eye Awards shine a light on the current and most serious cases of human rights violations and disregard for environmental protection and sustainability by corporations.
Located in News / / 01 / 23
Spectrum collapse: eight years on and still little action on safety
by geertjan published 10-04-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 14:04 — filed under: , , , ,
April 11 marks the eighth anniversary of the tragic collapse of the Spectrum garment factory. In 2005 the illegally built extra floors within the building collapsed, killing 64 workers and injuring 80 others. The tragedy set the standard for worker compensation, yet workers of recent fatal accidents remain without compensation.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
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
Labels Bershka and Lefties (Inditex), KIK, New Look found on Smart Export site
by geertjan published 26-01-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 13:57 — filed under: , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign, along with labour rights organisations in Bangladesh and around the world, calls for immediate action from international brands following yesterday's fire in Dhaka Bangladesh, which cost the lives of seven more women garment workers. Four of them were only seventeen years old.
Located in News / / 01 / 27
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