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  • July 26, 2022

    Emergency relief needed for Sri Lanka's economic crisis.

    Trade unions and worker rights organizations, including the Clean Clothes Campaign, Labour behind the Label, Maquila Solidarity Network, War on Want and Workers United have written a letter expressing their solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka.

  • July 21, 2022

    Press Release: The toilsome history of Bangladesh’s new landmark Employment Injury Insurance (EII) scheme for garment workers

    Clean Clothes Campaign has written a timeline of the decade-long process of achieving an Employment Injury Insurance Scheme in Bangladesh. The memo exposes the arguments between brands and employers that lead to huge delays and highlights the need to continue campaigning to turn the pilot into a long-term reality.

  • July 19, 2022

    Good Clothes, Fair Pay campaign launched!

    A loud and clear call for explicit legislation securing payment of living wages in garment supply chains. Good Clothes, Fair Pay. Clean Clothes Campaign and other campaign organisations aim to collect one million signatures from European citizens to support the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) that calls for concrete measures to ensure workers in the garment industry are paid a living wage.

  • July 1, 2022

    Clean Clothes Campaign weekly blog: the workers behind the industry

    This blog aims to collect weekly information about the conditions of garment workers around the world; wage disputes, risks to their safety at work, discrimination, the impact of the cost of living, and how COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • July 1, 2022

    Report: A decade after deadly Ali Enterprises fire, Pakistan’s garment workers report shocking lack of fire exits

    New research from the Clean Clothes Campaign and Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD) at Cardiff University reveals the urgent need for expansion of the International Accord in Pakistan, a legally binding safety agreement to protect workers.

  • June 30, 2022

    June 2022 COVID blog

    This blog aims to collect weekly information about the conditions of garment workers around the world; wage disputes, risks to their safety at work, discrimination, the impact of the cost of living, and how COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • June 21, 2022

    Historic victory on minimum wage win for workers in Pakistan's Sindh province

    Workers in one of Pakistan's major garment-producing regions win a 40% increase to the minimum wage.

  • June 16, 2022

    Turkish garment workers earn just a quarter of a living wage

    New research by CCC Turkey shows the urgent need for a living wage for garment workers as the legal minimum wage covers only one quarter of what is needed for essentials. 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.

  • May 31, 2022

    Major university study confirms need for fashion brands to sign a binding global agreement on severance

    A new study on alternative models for social protection for garment workers by Cornell University validates the proposed Pay Your Workers-Respect Labour Rights agreement.

  • May 31, 2022

    May 2022 COVID blog

    This blog aims to collect weekly information about the conditions of garment workers around the world; wage disputes, risks to their safety at work, discrimination, the impact of the cost of living, and how COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • May 25, 2022

    Historic victory for Victoria's Secret workers!

    After months of worker protests and campaigning by activists internationally, Victoria's Secret has provided financing for the Brillant Alliance Thai Global workers who made their lingerie, to receive the full $8.3 million in severance they were owed.

  • May 13, 2022

    Levis and IKEA are still putting their factory workers' lives at risk nine years later

    May 15th marks nine years since the signing of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. So far, the trailblazing, legally binding agreement has protected over two million garment workers by making sure 1,600 factories in Bangladesh meet safety requirements, but Levis and IKEA refuse to sign.

  • May 12, 2022

    Adidas is stealing from its workers.

    Textile workers in Cambodia who produced garments for adidas, among other brands, were deprived of an estimated $109 million (USD) in wages in April-May 2021 alone, according to a comprehensive inventory by unions in 114 factories. adidas is linked to the largest wage theft in the factory sample despite high profits during the pandemic.

  • 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, but call for the proposal tobe strengthened to end corporate harm to human rights, the environment and climate.

  • April 30, 2022

    April 2022 COVID blog

    This blog aims to collect weekly information about the conditions of garment workers around the world; wage disputes, risks to their safety at work, discrimination, the impact of the cost of living, and how COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • April 21, 2022

    Nine years since Rana Plaza, IKEA and Levi's are freeriding on efforts to make factories safe

    Nine years ago, on 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,138 people and exposing the incredibly unsafe labour conditions for factory workers in the garment sector. Today our thoughts are with all those that had to live through this terrible, preventable tragedy, as well as with the families of those who did not survive.

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