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Demonstrations at Bangladeshi embassies demand respect for garment workers’ rights
by Christie Miedema published 28-01-2019 — filed under: , , , , ,
This week labour activists and trade unionists around the world are expressing their solidarity with garment workers in Bangladesh through demonstrations in front of Bangladeshi embassies and consulates in cities around the world. Through this week of global solidarity action, activists, unionists and consumers are calling for living wages, safe factories, and a halt to repression against garment workers in Bangladesh. Global concern for garment workers’ rights is mounting after the violent responses to recent wage-related protests, in addition to the protracted court proceedings around the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which threaten essential progress in the field of factory safety.
Located in News / / 01 / 28
Why we are staying away from H&M’s living wage summit in Cambodia
by Neva Nahtigal published 10-12-2018 last modified 11-12-2018 06:21 — filed under: , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign International office declined an invitation to the “Fair living wage summit” that H&M is organizing on 11 December in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We want to make sure that our absence is not misrepresented at the summit or in other situations and are therefore sharing some background that led to that decision.
Located in News / / 12 / 10
Global week of action against poverty wages at H&M
by Neva Nahtigal published 23-11-2018 — filed under: ,
From Delhi to London, from Washington, DC to Zagreb, with many cities in between, workers and activists are drawing attention to H&M’s broken commitment that 850,000 garment workers would be paid a living wage by this year. Expressions of solidarity with garment workers and denouncements of poor and precarious working conditions have also been coming from other parts of the H&M's global supply chain.
Located in News / / 11 / 23
#WeDemandTk16000: International solidarity with the workers in Bangladesh
by Neva Nahtigal published 12-10-2018 last modified 12-10-2018 09:03 — filed under: , ,
The struggle for a minimum wage in Bangladesh that would enable a decent life continues. Following a series of public rallies, press conferences and round tables, a number of workers are on a hunger strike today. This action, organized by the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), an IndustriALL global union affiliate, should serve as a stark reminder that the announced minimum wage of 8,000 taka will leave many workers and their families hungry and unable to cover other basic living cost.
Located in News / / 10 / 12
Brands’ support for a living wage for garment workers in Bangladesh
by Neva Nahtigal published 28-08-2018 last modified 21-09-2018 09:20 — filed under: , ,
The Minimum Wage Board in Bangladesh will reconvene on Wednesday, 29 August, to set the new statutory minimum wage for workers in Bangladesh’s garment industry. Ahead of this meeting Clean Clothes Campaign, the International Labor Rights Forum and Maquila Solidarity Network jointly urged major brands sourcing from Bangladesh to publicly support workers’ demands. These include the minimum wage of 16,000 taka, a statutory framework to govern pay grades and promotion and other welfare measures. Inditex – the owner of Zara, Bershka, Pull and Bear and several other labels – was the first to publicly respond in a positive manner.
Located in News / / 08 / 28
Clean Clothes Campaign condemns employers' minimum wage proposal for workers in Bangladesh and urges brands to take action
by Neva Nahtigal published 20-07-2018 last modified 21-09-2018 09:21 — filed under: , ,
The Bangladesh garment industry employers’ association has shown utmost disregard for workers’ wellbeing and for their lives outside of garment factories. On Monday, 16 July, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) submitted a proposal to the relevant public authority for the workers’ minimum wage to be set at 6,360 taka (about 75 USD). Not only does this amount not meet any living wage standard for Bangladesh – it does not even remedy employers’ disregard for the legally required increases over the past five years.
Located in News / / 07 / 20
"Turn Around, H&M!" campaigners demand transparency on H&M's wage efforts
by Neva Nahtigal published 08-06-2018 last modified 10-12-2018 08:55 — filed under: , ,
In a letter to H&M's Head of Sustainability the "Turn Around, H&M!" campaigners pointed out the different ways in which the response to CCC's public letter sent in March was unsatisfactory. Campaigners once again called for concrete data and expressed the expectation that H&M will yet live up to its commitment that 850,000 workers would be paid a living wage this year.
Located in News / / 06 / 08
Campaign launch: Turn around, H&M!
by Neva Nahtigal published 30-04-2018 last modified 10-12-2018 08:57 — filed under: , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign is dedicating this year’s International Labour Day to the hundreds of thousands of workers who produce garments for H&M. They are waiting for the brand to stop turning its back on the commitment that living wages would become a reality by 2018.
Located in News / / 04 / 30
Brands sourcing from Bangladesh urged to support workers’ minimum wage demands
by Neva Nahtigal published 25-04-2018 last modified 21-09-2018 09:22 — filed under: , ,
More than 20 of the largest brands sourcing from Bangladesh have received a request for them to support garment workers’ demands regarding minimum wage, which has not been revised in five years and is one of the lowest in the global garment industry. Clean Clothes Campaign also urged the brands to call on the government of Bangladesh to immediately end the harassment of workers and labour activists.
Located in News / / 04 / 25
H&M is trying to cover up its unfulfilled commitment on living wage
by Neva Nahtigal published 12-04-2018 last modified 10-12-2018 08:58 — filed under: ,
In its 2017 Sustainability Report published today H&M is making bold claims about progress in the area of fair jobs, with a focus on living wage. Clean Clothes Campaign has been closely following H&M’s reporting in this area, as well as gathering information in production countries, and we are compelled to strongly refute the self-congratulatory statements made in the report.
Located in News / / 04 / 12