On September 17 over 10,000 garment workers wore orange t-shirts at their work benches, with the demand for a wage increase to US$177 emblazoned upon them. Joined by campaigners across the world the workers are calling for the minimum wage to be raised to US$177. In response to the actions leading buyers including H&M, Inditex and C&A sent letters to the Government commiting to continued orders, and adapting their prices to ensure the increase wage could be paid.
Two years on victims of Ali Enterprises still wait.
September 11th 2014, marked two years since the fatal fire that killed 254 garment workers at a factory in Karachi, Pakistan. German retailer KIK were the only confirmed buyer from the factory, and yet today the victims families are still waiting for the retailer to pay full and fair compensation.
The struggle for compensation for Ali Enterprises is repeated for the families of victims of both Tazreen Fashions, which burnt down just two months after Ali Enterprises, and Rana Plaza, where 1,138 people lost their lives when the building they worked in collapsed. Clean Clothes Campaign and our partners are continuing to fight for full and fair compensation for all victims and survivors. Read more.
We need US$177!
Join the Cambodian garment workers in their call for US$177 a month. Sign the petition calling on brands to pay US$177 as a key step towards a living wage in Cambodia.
Twelve garment workers and trade union activists of the Power Loom Mazdoor Union in Pakistan were finally acquitted on August 29, 2014 after a trial that had dragged on for more than two years.
The factory owner of Palla & Co., a Sri Lankan shoe factory, repeatedly refused to pay workers a legally owed pay rise. Shoe company Bata who was sourcing from the factory at the time, refuses to take any responsibility for the resolution of the labour rights conflict. Bata cut its commercial relationship with Palla & Co. in late 2013.
Check out the facts behind your fashion in this mid-year review of the urgent appeals for support in 2014. 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.
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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