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Governments call on brands to pay up

Governments call on brands to pay up

26-06-2014 17:30

Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes leadership shown by governments in strongly urging clothing brands to pay into the Rana Plaza Donor Trust Fund. The statement from the governments of the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Denmark, Italy and Spain calls on companies to immediately "donate generously to the [Rana Plaza Donor] Trust Fund." "These governments have taken political responsibility where companies have failed to act, which is a significant step in getting compensation for all victims" says Ineke Zeldenrust

Credit: Marieke van der Velden/Hollandse HoogteUrgent Appeal annual review 2013

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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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.

Comment: Labels found in Primark clothes.

26-06-2014 12:30

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.

Indonesian wage trial: human rights violations 'systemic'

24-06-2014 07:57

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.

What is an Urgent Appeal?

26-05-2014 17:05

An urgent appeal is a rapid response to a request for support from workers in the garment industry whose rights are being infringed. Since the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) was launched twenty-five years ago, Clean Clothes activists have supported garment and sportswear workers in almost 450 cases in 40 different countries where their rights were violated.

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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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