Today marks the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, the most deadly disaster ever in the global garment industry. At least 1,134 people were killed and over 2500 injured as the 8-storey building housing 5 garment factories collapsed.
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is today calling on H&M to show evidence to back up its 'fair living wage' claims, following the release of a new Sustainability Report. The campaign says that making marketing capital from workers' poverty with little evidence of change is unethical and stands to slow down progress in the industry.
One week before the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, with the compensation fund still at a shortfall, global actions begin as Benetton announces a wholly inadequate amount.
Join the Rana Plaza global day of action
On April 24th 2015, join in action with people worldwide to demand justice for the victims of Rana Plaza, to hold brands accountable and to ensure that vital and lasting changes are made in the global apparel industry. United, we can make change happen.
Tell the world
Post a message on facebook, twitter, on your blog, or whatever communication channels you have available to you. Spread the word!
.@benetton @Walmart @childrensplace and all brands Remember #RanaPlaza. #PayUp full compensation to the victims NOW.
Show your face
Write solidarity messages in chalk, including the date of the Rana Plaza collapse (24th April 2013), in front of major high street stores. Target stores that were directly linked to the Rana Plaza building, such as Benetton, Primark, Mango, Walmart, and Inditex (Zara).
Connect with others
Join an event close to you or organise your own street action
Helpful links for more information about the Rana Plaza disaster, the compensation fund, and which brands to need to pay up:
Clean Clothes Campaign marks Milan Fashion Week, which opens today, with actions across Europe calling on Benetton to stop delaying payments to the Rana Plaza victims by immediately contributing at least $5 million into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.
Nearly 30 demonstrators, including a survivor of the Rana Plaza building collapse, were arrested on 12 march 2015 after organizing a peaceful protest at Children's Place headquarters in New Jersey.
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