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CCC statement on the use of Syrian workers in high street supply chains
by Mirjam van Heugten published 03-11-2016 last modified 19-04-2017 09:45 — filed under: , , , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the attention received by the recent BBC Panorama investigation into the exploitation of Syrian refugees, including children, within the supply chains of major European clothing retailers. We are calling on the Turkish government, the European Union and all major clothing brands to make sure adequate protections are in place that guarantee full respect of the rights of Syrian workers that will continue to be employed in the production of our clothing.
Located in News / / 11 / 03
File PDF document False Promises: Migrant Workers in the Global Garment Industry
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:33 — filed under:
Migrant workers are becoming an increasingly important part of the workforce within the global garment industry. These workers are in a particularly vulnerable position in terms of workplace exploitation – in addition to low pay and long working hours, they often experience debt bondage, threats of violence and deportation - and they face specific barriers to voicing and demanding their rights as workers. This CCC Discussion Paper from 2009 shares research that will help raise awareness of the experiences of migrant workers in the garment industry and provides an input to ongoing discussions on how the CCC network and others can move forward to support respect for migrant workers’ rights.
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First time victory: Migrant workers receive minimum wage in Thailand
by geertjan published 20-06-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
For the first time, migrant workers in the Mae Sot area successfully demanded wages in accordance with the new legal minimum wage. Factory owner M Apparel (one of Lee's suppliers) gave into the demand of 323 (mostly female) workers after negotiations with the workers who received support of MAP foundation and Yaung Chi Oo Worker Association.
Located in News / / 06 / 20
File ECMAScript program Invisible workers - Syrian refugees in Turkish garment factories
by Christie Miedema published 18-01-2017 last modified 18-01-2017 08:34 — filed under: , , ,
Thousands of Syrian refugees work long hours in Turkey’s apparel factories in unhealthy conditions with salaries below the minimum wage. Despite Turkey being an important sourcing market for the Nordic brands H&M, KappAhl, Lindex, Gina Tricot and Varner (BikBok, Cubus, Carlings et al), the companies are not doing enough to prevent discrimination of Syrians in their supply chains, according to this report by Fair Action and Future in our hands published in January 2017.
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Key findings Migrant report Thailand
by Mirjam van Heugten published 18-12-2014 last modified 18-12-2014 11:18 — filed under: , , , ,
In 2012, the Thailand Textile Institute (THTI) set out an ambitious 300 million THB (7.29 million EURi) plan to develop the national textile and garment industry over four years, with the aim of transforming Thailand into Southeast Asia's fashion centreii. The focal point of garment production is located in Mae Sot, Tak Province, roughly 500km northwest of Bangkok on the border with Myanmar.
Located in News / / 12 / 18
File Labour Without Liberty - Female Migrant Workers in Bangalore's Garment Industry (full report)
by Christie Miedema published 26-01-2018 last modified 17-05-2018 10:23 — filed under: ,
[January 2018] Female migrants employed in India’s garment factories supplying to big international brands like Benetton, C&A, GAP, H&M, Levi’s, M&S and PVH, are subject to conditions of modern slavery. In Bangalore, India’s biggest garment producing hub, young women are recruited with false promises about wages and benefits, they work in garment factories under high-pressure for low wages. These are some conclusions from the report ‘Labour Without Liberty – Female Migrant Workers in Bangalore's Garment Industry’ - published by the Indian Garment Labour Union, the India Committee of the Netherlands and Clean Clothes Campaign
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Malaysian migrant workers' advocate pressured to accept settlement with electronics company
by geertjan published 05-09-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:33 — filed under: ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is dismayed by the outcome of the legal case against human rights defender, lawyer and blogger Charles Hector.
Located in News / / 09 / 05
Migrant workers excluded from maternity leave
by Mirjam van Heugten published 29-08-2013 last modified 09-09-2013 19:51 — filed under: , ,
In August, long time CCC partner the MAP Foundation in Thailand publicized the outrageous proposal by a senior official at the Thai Ministry of Labour. The proposal states that migrant workers should be excluded from the right to maternity leave, child allowance and unemployment benefits.
Located in News / / 08 / 29
Migrants fight to organise
by emma published 18-12-2013 — filed under: ,
Freedom of association or the right to organise is crucial for workers - migrants or not - to be able to exercise their right to decent work.
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Migrants: Workers on the move
by geertjan published 14-11-2012 last modified 29-04-2013 09:41 — filed under: ,
They took us to the airport and left us there for three days. We couldn’t travel, because we didn’t have tickets. Armed gunmen, who we were told were from the armed forces, threatened us. We feared we would be shot if we continued to protest. We were then rounded up in a camp. • Factory worker in Mauritius
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