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"We need US$177"
by emma published 16-09-2014 last modified 18-09-2014 15:41 — filed under: ,
On September 17th, Cambodian garment workers in 139 factories in 52 areas took part in demonstrations calling for an increase in the minimum wage to US$177. 10,000 workers wore t-shirts with the US$177 demand printed on and 100,000 stickers were distributed across the countries capital, Phnom Penh. In solidarity activists from New Jersey to Melbourne via Geneva and Brussels, also took part in actions calling for an immediate increase in the minimum wage.
Located in News / 2014
'Conscious collection' H&M leaves seamstresses unconscious
by geertjan published 24-03-2013 last modified 18-04-2013 14:15 — filed under: ,
Amsterdam – Clean Clothes Campaign launches a spoof campaign called 'Unconscious Collapses'. The campaign targets H&M's launch of the new 'Conscious Collection', criticising the working conditions in Asian garment factories. In Cambodia alone, more than 2900 workers have collapsed since 2010, several hundred of them at H&M suppliers.
Located in News / / 03 / 25
10 ways H&M is spinning the facts on worker safety
by Mirjam van Heugten published 19-10-2015 — filed under: , , , ,
H&M's response to CCC's recent report 'Evaluation of H&M Compliance with Safety Action Plans for Strategic Suppliers in Bangladesh 2015', focusing on H&M's worker safety failures in Bangladesh is replete with false and misleading statements, demonstrating that the company remains unwilling to address the issue in a serious and forthright manner. In this news update, we explore various claims made by H&M, concerning our report and concerning the delays in safety renovations at its supplier factories in Bangladesh, relative to the deadlines imposed by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
Located in News / / 10 / 19
File PDF document 10 Years of the Better Factories Cambodia Project - A critical evaluation
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:26 — filed under: ,
Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) is a monitoring program initiated by the ILO. It seeks to promote decent working conditions in the Cambodian garment industry. This report by Clean Clothes Campaign and Community Legal Education Center from August 2012 assesses the achievements and limitations of the BFC project. It concludes that while the program has its strengths, working conditions are still very poor. The report formulates recommendations around six areas where the BFC program could be improved.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
File PDF document 10 Years of the Better Factories Cambodia Project: A critical evaluation (Khmer)
by Paul Roeland last modified 19-01-2016 10:53 — filed under: ,
Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) is a monitoring program initiated by the ILO. It seeks to promote decent working conditions in the Cambodian garment industry. This report by Clean Clothes Campaign and Community Legal Education Center from July 2012 assesses the achievements and limitations of the BFC project. It concludes that while the program has its strengths, working conditions are still very poor. The report formulates recommendations around six areas where the BFC program could be improved.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign / Translations
2008-2010 US Brands on the Spot over Factory Closure in Cambodia
by geertjan published 21-03-2013 last modified 29-04-2013 10:40 — filed under: , ,
The PDC garment factory located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia failed to adequately notify its employees when it closed down unexpectedly in 2008. The factory left nearly 600 employees jobless as they waited for payment of their last month’s salary and wondering whether they would ever receive their severance packages as stipulated by Cambodian law.
Located in Issues / Archive: Urgent Appeals 2005-2011
Arrested union leader Vorn Pao speaks from prison
by Mirjam van Heugten published 11-03-2014 last modified 11-03-2014 10:57 — filed under: , ,
In December last year, violence against garment workers began after Cambodian unions called a national strike. Workers were demanding an increase in the minimum wage to USD 160 per month. As protests continued, the police and military responded with violence on January 2 and 3, killing at least 4 people and injuring almost 40. Among those who were arrested with violence is Vorn Pao, union leader of the Independent Democratic Informal Economy Association (IDEA). In February, he smuggled a letter out of prison.
Located in News / / 03 / 11
File Troff document Asia Wage Report
by emma published 16-09-2014 last modified 13-01-2016 11:49 — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign and the Asia Floor Wage Alliance believe that being paid less than a living wage is a violation of an individual’s human rights. This report looks at the low wages being paid across six of the major garment producing countries in Asia – Cambodia, China, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. It also looks at the responsibilities of both state and global apparel brands and their suppliers in addressing poverty wages and the steps that must be taken immediately if the garment industry is to provide a decent life for those working within it. The report was published in 2014.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
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
Attacked for standing up for their rights
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
After firing 33 workers in 2007 and illegally dismissing eight union leaders in 2010, the E-Garment factory located just outside Phnom Penh engaged in several violent and unprovoked attacks on employees who were peacefully protesting against the company’s refusal to reinstate their colleagues. After lengthy protests, an agreement was signed ensuring the rights of workers to return to their jobs and for proper compensation.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013