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Initial statement regarding fire at Matrix Sweaters Factory

Initial statement regarding fire at Matrix Sweaters Factory

The Clean Clothes Campaign, the International Labor Rights Forum, the Maquila Solidarity Network, and the Worker Rights Consortium are deeply disturbed to hear of another serious fire breaking out at a garment factory in Bangladesh – the factory supplies H&M and JC Penney, according to public records. The fire service is reporting that some injuries were sustained, but no details have been provided to date.

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European garment workers face forced overtime and poverty wages

European garment workers face forced overtime and poverty wages

The text “Made in Europe” on a label is frequently perceived as a guarantee of good working conditions in the production of garments. However, two new country researches of Clean Clothes Campaign into working conditions in Poland and the Czech Republic show that workers in the garment industry in the European Union get poverty wages and are confronted with forced overtime which sometimes goes unpaid.

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Bangladeshi factories remain unsafe: H&M suppliers fail on deadlines to address safety hazards

Bangladeshi factories remain unsafe: H&M suppliers fail on deadlines to address safety hazards

As Swedish fashion giant H&M prepares to announce a predicted increase in their profits for 2015, labour rights groups are calling on the company to do more to protect garment workers in Bangladesh, after a review of H&M’s strategic suppliers shows that severe delays in carrying out urgent and vital building repairs continue to leave tens of thousands of workers at risk of death and injury.

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Global brands leave Cambodian workers fainting over fashion

Global brands leave Cambodian workers fainting over fashion

On International Human Rights Day, labour network Clean Clothes Campaign joins more than 25 countries in a global call on major brands such as H&M, GAP, Levi's and Inditex to make sure Cambodian workers receive US$177 as a first step towards a living wage.

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Three years after Tazreen factory fire CCC stands with affected workers

Three years after Tazreen factory fire CCC stands with affected workers

The Clean Clothes Campaign is today marking the third anniversary of a devastating fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Ashulia, Bangladesh. Our thoughts are with all those families and individuals whose lives were changed as a result of the events of that night and we continue to stand with these families as they fight for justice for the loss and injury of their loved ones.

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Pakistani widow of Ali Enterprises factory fire visits Germany to appeal to German Retailer KiK

Pakistani widow of Ali Enterprises factory fire visits Germany to appeal to German Retailer KiK

From 23 to 27 November 2015, Shahida Parveen and Farhat Fatima from Pakistan will visit Berlin to draw attention to the global campaign demanding KiK provide long term compensation to the families affected by the Ali Enterprises factory fire in 2012. Shahida Parveen, a widow of one of the workers who was killed in the fire, intends to deliver her #MakeKikPay petition to KiK representatives during her stay in Germany. She will be accompanied by Farhat Fatima from the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER), an organisation that signed a legal agreement with KiK for a negotiated settlement of long-term compensation to the survivors and victims’ families of the Ali enterprises tragedy.

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Global living wage campaign for Cambodia kicks off

Global living wage campaign for Cambodia kicks off

On the first day of a wave of international actions, Clean Clothes Campaign announces its support for the demand of a coalition of Cambodian unions that the multinational brands must ensure a minimum wage of US $177. Today, thousands of women and men in Cambodia and around the world, will wear stickers saying “brands must provide a living wage for workers!” in factories which produce apparel for major global brands such as H&M, Inditex, Levi's and GAP.

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Three years after Tazreen factory fire Walmart still refuses to pay

Three years after Tazreen factory fire Walmart still refuses to pay

The Clean Clothes Campaign and the International Labor Rights Forum are today calling on international brands, including Walmart and El Corte Ingles, to contribute to a fund established to make payments to the families of the 112 workers killed and those permanently injured in a fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh.

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Clean Clothes Campaign response to agreement between H&M and IndustriALL

Clean Clothes Campaign response to agreement between H&M and IndustriALL

Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the agreement which was recently signed between H&M and global workers federation IndustriALL, yet sees room for improvement for the Global Framework Agreement (GFA) which was also signed by Swedish trade union IF Metall.

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Adidas and Mizuno involved in unfair dismissal case

Adidas and Mizuno involved in unfair dismissal case

Every week, a large group of workers who stitched sport shoes for adidas and the Japanese brand Mizuno protests outside the PT Panarub Industry building demanding reinstatement and compensation for the loss of income.

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Factory fire compensation campaign against German retailer KiK escalates

Factory fire compensation campaign against German retailer KiK escalates

Campaign for compensation escalates in the face of German retailer’s continual refusal to fulfill obligation towards factory fire victims

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Turkish workers win case targeting handbag producer Mulberry

Turkish workers win case targeting handbag producer Mulberry

Turkish workers for the handbag brand Mulberry, and activists globally who supported their cause, are hailing a 'tremendous victory' after winning a campaign to uphold human rights in their factory.

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10 ways H&M is spinning the facts on worker safety

10 ways H&M is spinning the facts on worker safety

H&M's response to CCC's recent report 'Evaluation of H&M Compliance with Safety Action Plans for Strategic Suppliers in Bangladesh 2015', focusing on H&M's worker safety failures in Bangladesh is replete with false and misleading statements, demonstrating that the company remains unwilling to address the issue in a serious and forthright manner. In this news update, we explore various claims made by H&M, concerning our report and concerning the delays in safety renovations at its supplier factories in Bangladesh, relative to the deadlines imposed by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.

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Clean Clothes Campaign pushes for binding agreements for a living wage

Clean Clothes Campaign pushes for binding agreements for a living wage

On the second day of the Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels, prior to the delivery of 150.000 signatures from Clean Clothes Campaign, Clean Clothes Campiagn pushes for binding agreements and legislation to ensure accountibility of brands in the garment sector. The Clean Clothes Campaign presented the signatures to international clothing brands and European Commission representatives during the Living Wage Now Forum.

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Global Wage Forum confirms living wage as core human right

Global Wage Forum confirms living wage as core human right

On the first day of the Living Wage Forum in Brussels, bringing together workers, labour leaders, academics and members of the CCC global Network, the right to a living wage was confirmed as a human right. At the forum, organised by Clean Clothes Campaign and held between 12 and 14 October, more than 200 workers, brands, policy makers and campaigners come together to commit to implement a living wage for all garment workers.

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Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels

From October 12 to 14, 2015, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) organises the Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels. For three days, CCC will take the next steps together with officials from major fashion brands, workers' representatives from around the world and European policy makers and work towards a living wage for all garment workers.

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Cambodia trade unions sidelined in preparations of Draft Trade Union Law

Cambodia trade unions sidelined in preparations of Draft Trade Union Law

Clean Clothes Campaign urges the Cambodian government not to pass the Trade Union Law unless genuine and inclusive consultation with civil society and trade unions can be garantueed by the government of Cambodia.

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H&M fails to make fire and building safety repairs in Bangladesh

H&M fails to make fire and building safety repairs in Bangladesh

H&M is dramatically behind schedule in correcting the dangers faced by the Bangladeshi workers who produce its clothing, according to a report published today by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF), Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN), and Worker Rights Consortium (WRC).

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CCC slams meager minimum wage hike in Cambodia

CCC slams meager minimum wage hike in Cambodia

Clean Clothes Campaign is disappointed with the proposal for a meager US$12 raise of the minimum wage in Cambodia, from US$128 to US$140 per month. In October, the Labor Advisory Committee (LAC) -- the country’s wage-setting group comprised of 28 representatives from government, unions and employers -- voted to approve the new minimum wage.

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Joint statement: Global Unions reject KiK’s attempts to dodge compensation for Pakistani fire victims

IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union and the Clean Clothes Campaign reject KiK’s assertions in its recent statement and its attempts to obfuscate issues related to compensation for the victims of the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Pakistan.

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