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!
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.
So far, the list of brands that have confirmed they will sign the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- El Corte Inglés
- Helly Hansen
- Hess Natur
- Inditex (Zara)
- Marks & Spencer
- N. Brown group (SimplyBe, High&Mighty etc.)
- New Look
- PVH (Tommy Hillfiger, Calvin Klein)
- WE Group
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.
With the death toll rising to 1126 on the evening of the 12th of May, and an estimated 1650 workers admitted to hospital following the Rana Plaza collapse on 24th of April, the estimated long term compensation will be more than54 million Euros (71 million USD). This calculation is based on ILO standards and an established formula developed following previous fire and safety accidents in Bangladesh, developed by Bangladeshi and international trade unions.
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.
We made it! - Global Breakthrough as Retail Brands sign up to Bangladesh Factory Safety Deal
CCC welcomes H&M and Inditex decision to sign legally binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
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