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  • June 30, 2022

    Workers' lives at risk: how brands profit from unsafe factory work in Pakistan.

    2022 marks 10 years since the horrific Ali Enterprises fire that killed over 250 garment workers in Pakistan yet rights for workers in the garment and textile industry have hardly progressed. There is still no safety agreement that holds employers and international brands accountable for implementing basic safety protocols and procedures, leaving workers in almost the same conditions that led to this catastrophic fire – the deadliest ever in the global garment industry. Our new report highlights the deficiencies in some of the most basic provisions for factory safety in garment production in Pakistan, and shows the imminent need for International Accord expansion to protect workers.

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  • June 16, 2022

    Turkey's garment industry profile

    1,5 million workers in Turkey make garments for many global fashion brands, including: Adidas, Banana Republic, Benetton, Boohoo, C&A, Esprit, GAP, G-star, Hugo Boss, H&M, Inditex – Zara, Levi’s, Marks & Spencer, Next, Nike, Puma, Primark, Urban Outfitters, and VF. The top five export destinations for clothing made in Turkey are Germany, Spain, UK, Netherlands and France. Despite the big-name brands these workers produce for, new research shows that garment workers earn poverty pay which leaves them struggling to survive, highlighting the inadequacy of the legal minimum wage.

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  • May 10, 2022

    More than 220 civil society and trade union organisations call on EU to end corporate abuse

    On 23 February 2022, the European Commission released its proposal for a directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence. This directive could represent a landmark step forward in minimising the negative impacts of businesses on workers, communities and the environment worldwide. In response, over 220 NGOs and trade unions from around the world welcome the proposal as an essential and long-awaited step toward corporate accountability, responsible business conduct and access to justice. However, the proposal contains significant flaws that risk preventing the directive from achieving the positive impact that people, planet, and climate urgently need. The undersigned human rights, labour and environmental organisations and networks call on the European Parliament and EU Member States to strengthen the text in line with what EU citizens, workers and communities affected by corporate abuses worldwide have vocally and publicly demanded. The joint statement outlines our collective views on how to improve the proposal to guarantee that the law will effectively prevent corporate harm to human rights, the environment and climate; as well as provide victims of corporate abuse with access to effective remedies.

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  • April 21, 2022

    Cheap Tricks: How Levi's and IKEA are freeriding on their competitors' progress on workplace safety in Bangladesh

    Nine years since the Rana Plaza collapse, not all brands have heeded its wake up call and joined the safety mechanism that was created in its wake. Brands which are vocal about their sustainability credentials like IKEA and Levi's have refused to sign the International Accord, yet they source from factories that are made safe under the programme, thanks to the efforts of their competitors. This report by Clean Clothes Campaign and with research by Future in Our Hands (Norway) from April 2022 explores several examples of freeriding in the brands' supply chains.

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  • April 1, 2022

    Open letter on gender inequality and discrimination in global value chains.

    82 civil society organizations ask the EU to address the persistent gender inequalities that prevent many women and girls affected by the activities of European business from leading a safe and prosperous life, the CSDDD must ensure that European companies are compelled to change their own practices and business models, cover the costs of compliance to prevent harms and face the judicial and administrative consequences of failing to do so.

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  • March 30, 2022

    Response to EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles

    Civil society response to the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles released on 30 March 2022: textile strategy contains green ambitions but forgets workers from the equation.

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  • March 8, 2022

    Ramatex workers call on Nike to #Pay Your Workers

    "We have the right to the protections of Nike’s labour code after losing our job without getting what we were owed. " Workers from the former Violet Apparel factory in Cambodia, owned by Singapore based Ramatex Group, call on Nike to ensure they receive the 343.174 USD they are owed in compensation in lieu of prior notice. In addition there are damages mounting up to 1.048.120 USD. Together with the workers, Clean Clothes Campaign calls on Nike, as Ramatex’ biggest buyer, saying Nike has the responsibility to make sure they are paid for their labour.

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  • February 24, 2022

    Don’t lose the thread: the need for an ambitious tangible vision to change the textile sector

    In this letter of 22 February 2022, unions and NGOs call upon the European Commission for an ambitious tangible vision to change the textile sector

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  • February 11, 2022

    Victoria's Secret Valentine's card

    Victoria's Secret owe Thai women $7.8 million. Print out a card for Victoria's Secret stores, or a solidarity Valentine's card for workers (Thai).

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  • February 8, 2022

    Sri Lanka union statement on union-employer MoU

    Unions in Sri Lanka comment on the December 2021 Memorandum of Understanding between unions and employer association JAAF on health & safety committees in factories, access to dispute resolution and guarantees on the right to organise.

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  • February 8, 2022

    Statement of Interest: recovering from the Pandemic

    In December 2021, unions in Sri Lanka signed this statement of interest additional to signing a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding with employer association JAAF, expressing a shared interest to address pandemic-era wage issues.

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  • February 8, 2022

    MoU between Sri Lankan Unions and employer association JAAF

    In December 2021, unions in Sri Lanka signed a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding with employer association JAAF, reaching agreement on elected health & safety committees in factories, access to dispute resolution and guarantees on the right to organise.

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