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Three years after signing Bangladesh Accord, H&M factories still not safe

Three years after signing Bangladesh Accord, H&M factories still not safe
02-05-2016 10:06

As H&M shareholders prepare to meet in Sweden tomorrow, the Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium have released a report showing that the majority of H&M’s Bangladeshi supplier factories are still not safe. Three years after H&M became the first signatory to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, almost all of its factories remain behind schedule in carrying out the mandated renovations, with 70% of its strategic suppliers still lacking such a vital, life-saving feature as adequate fire exits. On the day of H&M’s Annual General Meeting, activists around the world will make their concerns known at their local H&M store.

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Five years on, international organizations renew their call for the release of Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk

Five years on, international organizations renew their call for the release of Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk
29-04-2016 10:12

On the eve of the five-year anniversary of his detention, we, the undersigned international organizations, condemn the ongoing and arbitrary deprivation of liberty of human rights defender Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk and call on Thailand’s authorities to immediately and unconditionally release him.

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Unions Cambodia condemn violence used on peaceful protesters

28-04-2016 11:37

After the controversial new Trade Union Law was passed on 4 April, unions call on brands to continue pushing the Government to consider the independent trade unions’ proposal for improvements on the proposed draft of trade union law in line with the Constitution and international laws. They condemn the violence that was used against peaceful protesters by the security guards.

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CCC dissappointed by lack of action transparency EU

CCC dissappointed by lack of action transparency EU
26-04-2016 16:23

On the 25th of April 2016, the European Commission launched its flagship initiative to promote responsible management of the supply chain in garment. The Clean Clothes Campaign continues to urge the Commission to create real transparency in the garment sector.

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Three years after Rana Plaza solidarity and struggle are still needed

Three years after Rana Plaza solidarity and struggle are still needed
24-04-2016 10:51

Today, on the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, the Clean Clothes Campaign reiterates its solidarity with the survivors and the families of the 1,134 killed when the building they were working in collapsed on 24 April 2013. Over the past three years the Clean Clothes Campaign has fought with these families to demand and win compensation for their losses, and we will continue to support their ongoing struggle to attain full justice. Above all, we continue to press for the structural changes that are vital to prevent catastrophes like these from happening in the future.

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Rana Plaza three years on: the struggle for justice and safety is not over

Rana Plaza three years on: the struggle for justice and safety is not over
25-04-2016 11:34

As the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse approaches, the Clean Clothes Campaign is releasing a comprehensive update on the efforts that have been taken by workers, governments, trade unions, activists and brands to demand improvements to the Bangladesh garment industry and to get justice for the families affected by this horrendous disaster.

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Labour groups demand H&M deliver "safety conscious" fashion

Labour groups demand H&M deliver "safety conscious" fashion
14-04-2016 12:39

Labour rights groups in Europe, Bangladesh and North America are today launching a call for consumers to participate in a global day of action on May 3rd. The protests, which will coincide with H&M’s 2016 Annual General Meeting in Solna, Sweden, will demand H&M finally keep its promises to make its Bangladeshi supplier factories safe. A review of corrective action plans relating to 32 of H&M’s strategic suppliers, carried out this week, shows that the majority of these factories still lack adequate fire exits nearly three years after H&M committed to improve working conditions by signing the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.

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Open letter to all brands sourcing from Cambodia

Open letter to all brands sourcing from Cambodia
04-04-2016 15:48

Clean Clothes Campaign published an open letter to all brands in Cambodia to publicly support freedom of association and independent unions in Cambodia. We call upon the brands, representatives for H&M, Inditex, C&A, Levi Strauss, Marks & Spencer, Tchibo, Primark and other brands to widely disseminate a public support statement, for a Trade Union Law which fully complies with ILO Conventions 87 and 98 as a condition for future sourcing from the country.

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New Fairtrade Standard will not benefit garment workers

22-03-2016 09:33

Fairtrade International announced to publish its new Fairtrade Textile Standard on 22 March 2016. Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) raised concerns and gave detailed input during the Standard’s development and remains critical today. In order to improve working conditions, a sector-wide approach is needed and corporate behavior has to change, not only some selected supply chains.

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Mizuno denies support to unfairly dismissed Indonesian workers

Mizuno denies support to unfairly dismissed Indonesian workers
08-03-2016 09:17

Japanese sports brand Mizuno, celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, continues to refuse to help 346 Indonesian workers who were unfairly dismissed after a strike in 2012. Some of the women, who have been working for years on Mizuno sportswear, lost their homes and families after the company producing for Mizuno sacked them. Adidas, another buyer at the factory at the time, also refuses to support the workers.

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What happened to the workers in Indonesia?

What happened to the workers in Indonesia?
07-03-2016 11:51

Read the insights about the 346 women and men in Indonesia demanding fair compensation from sportswear brands Mizuno and adidas, after they were intimidated and lost their jobs in 2012.

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Statement: Clean Clothes Campaign condemns charges against trade unionists in Cambodia

Statement: Clean Clothes Campaign condemns charges against trade unionists in Cambodia
14-04-2016 13:58

Clean Clothes Campaign strongly condemns the recent attacks on workers and trade unionists in Cambodia and is particularly concerned about the targeting of trade union leaders such as Ath Thorn and Athit Kong (Cambodian Labour Confederation). Clean Clothes Campaign has protested the harassment in letters to the Cambodian Government and the EU delegation and European embassies in Cambodia.

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Initial statement regarding fire at Matrix Sweaters Factory

Initial statement regarding fire at Matrix Sweaters Factory
17-02-2016 09:22

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
02-02-2016 10:41

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
09-02-2016 14:03

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
10-12-2015 10:11

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
24-11-2015 16:58

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
23-11-2015 11:22

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
20-11-2015 10:24

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
18-11-2015 15:22

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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