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Activists demand UNIQLO pay workers what they are due
by Mirjam van Heugten published 08-03-2017 — filed under: , , , , ,
On International Women's Day a coalition of global campaigners are organising a series of actions aimed at the Japanese-owned corporation UNIQLO. The immediate goal is for UNIQLO to take responsibility for 4,000 workers in their supply chain. Protests in front of UNIQLO's stores are taking place in Hong Kong on Wednesday, running parallel to a letter petition targeting UNIQLO's CEO.
Located in News / / 03 / 08
Bata refuses to step up for the people who made their shoes
by Mirjam van Heugten published 25-09-2014 last modified 11-05-2015 13:03 — filed under: , , ,
Shoe company Bata refuses to take any responsibility for the resolution of a labour rights conflict arising at the factory Palla & Co., a Sri Lankan shoe factory. Workers say its owner repeatedly refused to pay workers an agreed upon pay rise. Bata, who was sourcing from the factory at the time of the labour conflict, cut its commercial relationship with Palla & Co. in late 2013.
Located in News / / 09 / 25
Cambodia trade unions sidelined in preparations of Draft Trade Union Law
by Mirjam van Heugten published 08-10-2015 last modified 22-10-2015 10:45 — filed under: , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign urges the Cambodian government not to pass the Trade Union Law unless genuine and inclusive consultation with civil society and trade unions can be garantueed by the government of Cambodia.
Located in News / / 10 / 09
Cambodia wages strike: Sacked workers still waiting for justice
by geertjan published 11-11-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
787 Cambodian workers are still waiting for reinstatement almost two months after they were sacked for participating in a strike for better wages. CCC has contacted the major buyers from the factories involved, including Gap, Zara and H&M, to demand that these workers are allowed to return to work immediately.
Located in News / / 11 / 11
Esprit and Li & Fung leave Hey Tekstil workers hanging
by geertjan published 01-11-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , , ,
For over eight months groups of Hey Tekstil workers have protested in Istanbul for their unpaid wages, severance and other payments from Li & Fung, one of the world’s largest garment trading companies. Li & Fung was sourcing almost all of the production at Hey Tekstil for one brand: Esprit, when the workers were fired without pay.
Located in News / / 11 / 01
Garment Workers In Cambodia On Strike
by geertjan published 13-09-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
On Thursday 16 September Cambodian union leaders decided to a temporary cessation of a mass strike calling for a living wage of 93 US $. The strike started on Monday 13 September with 60.000 workers but won quickly in importance with 200,000 participating workers in over 90 factories at the moment of cessation. The government invited the unions for a negotiation meeting that will take place on September 27. This is occurring in an on-going climate of threat of retaliation for supporting the striking worker rights.
Located in News / / 09 / 13
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
New report looks at company progress towards a living wage
by emma published 31-03-2014 last modified 31-03-2014 13:29 — filed under: , ,
Tailored Wages is an in depth study of the policies and practices companies are doing - or not - to implement a living wage.
Located in News / / 03 / 31
News flash: violent crackdown of Tuba protest Bangladesh
by Mirjam van Heugten published 05-08-2014 last modified 11-08-2014 09:57 — filed under: , , , , ,
Update 11 August 2014 - Last Sunday, after 14 days of hunger strike, the Tuba group workers received their three months wages. The remaining demands still stand. Earlier that weekend, all arrested union leaders had been released.
Located in News / / 08 / 05
Open letter: After five years, it is high time to pay severance to 345 workers who made adidas and Mizuno shoes
by Christie Miedema published 12-07-2017 — filed under: , , , ,
Today five years ago, a group of Indonesian workers started a strike after their employer had denied them the provincial sectoral wage as well as freedom of association. By the end of July, 1,300 workers were dismissed for participating in the strike. Five years on, 345 workers are still fighting for their rightful severance pay. On this day, Clean Clothes Campaign published an open letter to adidas and Mizuno, the two brands that sourced from the factory in the years preceding these events.
Located in News / / 07 / 12