Clean Clothes Campaign activists are set to stage protests across Europe on 24th May calling on major brands to pay compensation for fire and building collapse victims in Bangladesh. The protests take place exactly one month after the Rana Plaza factory collapse and exactly six months after the Tazreen fire killed 1239 in total.
Geneva 16 May 2013 – The world’s leading retail labels commit to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh before the midnight deadline. The Accord now covers more than 1000 Bangladeshi garment factories. Implementation starts now!
No More Broken Promises: demand compensation for fire and collapse survivors.
Today, 24th May 2013, is exactly one month since the floors and walls of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh came down, crushing over one thousand people to death. Today is also the six month anniversary of the Tazreen factory fire that killed 112 and left bodies so scarred they could not be identified. It's time for brands to compensate the victims.
Clean Clothes Campaign is calling for immediate action from all international brands following today's collapse of the Wing Star Shoes factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The collapse of the ceiling cost the lives of at least two people, and injured seven. The workers were stitching sneakers for sportsbrand Asics when the ceiling caved in on top of them.
In a monumental victory, Adidas has agreed to compensate 2,800 Indonesian garment workers who were owed US $1.8 million in severance pay following the closure of sportswear factory PT Kizone. International campaigners and workers have forced German sportswear giant Adidas to settle with workers who have been fighting for the money owed to them since April 2011, when the factory closed down and was declared bankrupt.
Cambodian garment workers union calls for $150 monthly minimum wage. As negotiations begin in Cambodia between trade unions, the government and industry officials, consumers and activists across Europe have been mobilising on the streets and on social media to ask major high street fashion brands to support a minimum wage increase for garment workers in Cambodia.
Since 1989, the Clean Clothes Campaign is dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries.
We educate and mobilise consumers, lobby companies and governments, and offer direct solidarity support to workers as they fight for their rights and demand better working conditions.
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