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Global actions targeting Benetton and Mango in Rana Plaza aftermath
by Mirjam van Heugten published 17-04-2015 last modified 17-04-2015 08:20 — filed under: , , , ,
Today marks one week until the two-year anniversary of the worst industrial accident to ever hit the garment industry, when the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh came crashing down. Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and its trade union allies and partners mark the second anniversary of disaster with a global call to action, demanding brands such as Benetton and Mango to pay up to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.
Located in News / / 04 / 17
Benetton to show true colors at Milan Fashion week
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-02-2015 last modified 24-02-2015 13:50 — filed under: , , , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign marks Milan Fashion Week, which opens today, with actions across Europe calling on Benetton to stop delaying payments to the Rana Plaza victims by immediately contributing at least $5 million into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.
Located in News / / 02 / 24
Benetton targeted over Rana Plaza compensation on International Human Rights Day
by Mirjam van Heugten published 10-12-2014 last modified 03-03-2015 15:49 — filed under: , , , ,
Labour rights campaigners across Europe and the USA are marking this years' International Human Rights Day by calling on Italian fashion brand Benetton to finally pay into a Fund set up to pay compensation to thousands of families affected by the Rana Plaza disaster in April 2013.
Located in News / / 12 / 10
Take action: Make sure Benetton pays what they owe
by Mirjam van Heugten published 19-03-2014 — filed under: , , , ,
We know that Benetton cares about what people think. They only signed the Accord last year following a million signature campaign demanding they did so. Now they are avoiding their obligation and are ignoring the plight of the Rana Plaza victims. Benetton must take responsibility now.
Located in News / / 03 / 19
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
Will Walmart, Benetton and Mango show they care?
by Mirjam van Heugten published 04-09-2013 — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
All brands, including Walmart, who are linked to the Tazreen and Rana Plaza disasters are being called on to attend meetings on compensation in Geneva on September 11 (Tazreen) and 12 (Rana Plaza) convened by IndustriALL Global Union. The ILO has agreed to facilitate the meetings as a neutral and independent chair. Representatives of the Bangladesh government and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exports Association (BGMEA) have also been invited.
Located in News / / 09 / 04
Asics pays union-agreed compensation after collapse
by Mirjam van Heugten published 02-09-2013 last modified 02-09-2013 15:16 — filed under: , , , ,
The families of two workers killed when the roof of the Wing Star factory collapsed in May received compensation from the factory owner and the sole buyer, sportswear brand ASICS. It is the first time this calculation, set up by Bangladeshi unions, is used outside Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 09 / 02