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Payment on claims from survivors and families affected by Tazreen factory fire completed
by Christie Miedema published 08-07-2016 — filed under: , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign and the International Labor Rights Forum are delighted to report that a scheme set up to provide compensation to people affected by the Tazreen Fashions fire of 2012 has now completed its work of providing loss of income payments to all injured workers and to the dependants of those who were killed.
Located in News / / 07 / 08
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
Safety scheme GAP and Walmart only 'empty promises'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 10-07-2013 last modified 10-07-2013 19:23 — filed under: , , , , ,
Walmart and Gap – joined by many, but not all, US brands and retailers – have refused to sign the binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Instead, they offer a program that mimics the Accord rhetorically, but that omits the features that make an agreement meaningful. We explain why this scheme falls far short.
Located in News / / 07 / 10
Sean Combs’ ENYCE labels found in Bangladesh factory fire
by geertjan published 26-11-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
US rapper and producer, Sean Combs, more commonly known as Puff Daddy or P Diddy, is called upon by campaigners to take action today after his ENYCE brand was linked a tragic fire which killed 120 Bangladeshi garment workers on Saturday. Labels from his ENYCE brand were found in the wreckage of the burnt out Tazreen Fashion garment factory by local activists.
Located in News / / 11 / 26
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
Statement Regarding Gap’s Refusal to Agree to a Fire Safety Program in Bangladesh
by geertjan published 26-10-2012 last modified 29-04-2013 15:40 — filed under: , , ,
Gap Inc. has refused to participate in a comprehensive fire safety program, to which two other major apparel brands have already committed, to address the deadly working conditions at its supplier factories in Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 10 / 26
Tazreen fire: What brands should do, and their responses so far
by geertjan published 19-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:56 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Brands should help the victims. The brands should take swiftly a clear principle commitment on compensation, which needs to be negotiated with the trade unions representing the workers at Tazreen, and be based on international standards as well as established precedents and customs in Bangladesh. The international buyers from the Tazreen factory bear responsibility for full redress of the victims, which includes contribution to the loss of income and damages for the injured and families of the dead.
Located in News / / 12 / 19
Ignorant branched humanity led now marianne too strongly entrance
by Christie Miedema published 16-06-2017 — filed under: , , ,
A devastating fire in a Bangladesh textile mill at the beginning of this month reaffirms the need to extend and expand the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety (the Accord), due to end in May 2018. The Accord, established four years ago to improve structural, electrical and fire safety in Bangladesh's garment factories, entered its final year last month and is currently in the process of being renegotiated. While the Accord covers 2.5 million workers in the ready-made-garment industry, workers in Bangladesh's textile mills remain unprotected by this agreement.
Located in News / / 06 / 16
That's It Sportswear fire: one year on workers still dying in unsafe buildings
by geertjan published 15-12-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:34 — filed under: , ,
December 14 marks the first anniversary of the fire at That's It Sportswear garment factory in Bangladesh. The fire on December 14, 2010, caused the death of 29 workers, and injured a number of others, eleven of them seriously. The factory, belonging to the Hameem group, supplied US brands and retailers, including JC Penney, VF corporation, Gap, Philips Van Heusen, Abercrombie & Fitch, Carters, Kohls and Target.
Located in News / / 12 / 15
Three years after Tazreen factory fire CCC stands with affected workers
by Christie Miedema published 24-11-2015 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is today marking the third anniversary of a devastating fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Ashulia, Bangladesh. Our thoughts are with all those families and individuals whose lives were changed as a result of the events of that night and we continue to stand with these families as they fight for justice for the loss and injury of their loved ones.
Located in News / / 11 / 24