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.
We are pleased to announce that the Sri Lankan Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union (FTZ&GSEU) reached a settlement with the underwear factory Bratex and the US based company Fruit of the Loom.
I want the women and men who stitch my clothes to earn enough to feed their family, pay their rent and live a decent life. A living wage is a human right, for all people all over the world. I say it's time to pay a living wage to all garment workers.
Clean Clothes Campaign responds to recent stories of 'calls for help' found in Primark clothing. Whilst it is difficult to know whether the labels are genuine, discussion over the source of the labels should not distract from the very real situation of poverty wages, forced overtime and inhuman conditions facing many of the world's garment workers.
After a two-day public hearing, the jury of the People's Tribunal announced its verdict. Judges found overwhelming evidence of ‘systematic violation of the fundamental right to a life lived with human dignity' in the garment industry.
Check out the facts behind your fashion in this annual review of the urgent appeals for support in 2013. This review summarises cases from the garment industry around the world. Find out about conditions in the factories where your clothes are made - and about how the Clean Clothes Campaign and its partners are working to stop violations of workers’ rights.
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