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  • November 27, 2020

    Live-blog: How the Coronavirus affects garment workers in supply chains

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus 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.

  • November 25, 2020

    End GBV - Ratify ILO 190

    Preventing violence and harassment against women at work is vital in a time of crisis. CCC calls on the European Council to ratify ILO C190 to protect women from gender based violence.

  • November 23, 2020

    Survivors of deadly garment factory fire continue to fight for full justice

    Eight years ago today, a fire in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh trapped hundreds of workers in a building without fire exits. At least 112 workers died and many more were injured for life after jumping from upper floors. Despite receiving compensation for medical costs and loss of income per international standards, full justice is still outstanding, and a group of severely injured workers spend their days protesting to ask attention for their destitution.

  • November 16, 2020

    Global campaign confronts H&M, Primark, and Nike with unpaid workers’ voices

    The Clean Clothes Campaign global network will put pressure on apparel companies to take responsibility for worker wages in their supply chains with a global week of action. Actions in dozens of locations around the world will amplify the voices of workers whose wages were cut or jobs disappeared without compensation during the pandemic.

  • November 11, 2020

    Tesco and Starbucks take action in exploited Burmese migrant garment worker case, but where are Disney and NBC Universal?

    26 Burmese migrant garment workers are legally-owed 3.46 million Thai baht (approx. $110,000) in compensation for the exploitation they suffered while making products for Disney, NBC Universal, Starbucks, and Tesco. They received only 1 million baht from the factory owner. Tesco has taken action and paid more than a quarter of the outstanding amount owed to the workers and Starbucks has committed to paying. Disney and NBC Universal have yet to pay up to ensure these workers receive all the money owed to them.

  • November 2, 2020

    C&A finally pays orders placed before the pandemic

    Months into the pandemic, clothing giant C&A has agreed to pay in full for orders placed before the pandemic hit. This decision followed a public campaign by the Clean Clothes Campaign together with a broad range of other labour rights groups united behind the hashtag #PayUp.

  • October 31, 2020

    October 2020 Covid blog

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus 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.

  • October 28, 2020

    Tell Disney, Starbucks and NBCUniversal there's no magic in poverty wages

    Tell Disney, Starbucks, and NBCUniversal they can write a happy ending for the story of 26 Burmese migrant workers in Thailand. These workers are legally owed approximately <strong>$110.000 USD</strong>, which is close to nothing for three of the biggest companies in the world, with a combined market value of $509.7 billion. Join us and sign the petition!

  • October 26, 2020

    Can the garment industry’s most important safety programme stay on course?

    In a public brief published this week, witness signatories to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh express their concern about the ability of this vital programme to monitor and improve the safety of Bangladeshi garment factories. 150 days since the Bangladesh-based operations of the programme were taken over by the Ready-Made-Garment Sustainability Council (RSC), this new body has not yet been able to prove that it can credibly ensure that signatories meet the obligations of the binding Accord agreement.

  • October 26, 2020

    First time victory: Romanian workers stitching European brands win withheld wages during COVID-19

    A group of workers in Romania received their full back wages after an intense media campaign went viral. During the first months of the pandemic, they received 140 EUR, just over half of their regular monthly wage. The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) network and supporters put pressure on Inditex, Holy Fashion and a UK high street brand: three companies sourcing from the Tanex facility. International pressure led these brands to take responsibility to settle the violations between the management and the workers.

  • October 14, 2020

    Break the chains: transparency in the 2020 supply chain(s)

    A new position paper on supply chain transparency in the global garment industry, pleading for mandatory disclosure and advocating for better rules to enforce human rights due diligence.

  • October 12, 2020

    Activists disrupt the Copenhagen Fashion Summit to spotlight the deepening crisis of garment workers

    - Sustainable fashion MUST be sustainable for garment workers. - H&amp;M, Nike and Bestseller have no place supporting "Global Fashion Agenda" while the workers in their supply chains are starving. - Clean Clothes Campaign makes CFS+ (the online Copenhagen Fashion Summit event) its own magazine with the stories that CFS+ left out of its programme. - Global fashion brands need to commit to the wage assurance and #PayYourWorkers.

  • October 1, 2020

    September 2020 Covid blog

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus 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.

  • September 28, 2020

    Verdict Ali Enterprise factory fire ignores systemic safety failures

    Eight years after more than 250 people died in Ali Enterprise garment factory fire in Pakistan, the court verdict ignores systemic failures in the garment industry. On Sept 22, an antiterrorism court in Karachisentencedtwo ex-Muttahida Qaumi Movement workers to death in the Baldia factory arson case while the factory’s four gatekeepers were sentenced to life term. The factory owners walked out without a sentence. German retailer Kik was the main buyer at the time when the fire broke out.

  • September 28, 2020

    Garment workers in H&M, Primark, and Nike’s supply chains need their full wages during a pandemic

    Millions of workers in garment supply chains world-wide have not been paid their full wages during the pandemic or have lost their jobs without adequate financial compensation. Today the Clean Clothes Campaign network starts a campaign calling upon brands to take responsibility for the workers that make their clothes and ensure that workers are paid what they are owed.

  • September 23, 2020

    Out of the shadows: A spotlight on exploitation in the fashion industry.

    Our new report brings data from the Fashion Checker transparency tool to life, detailing the stark contrast between fashion brands' big claims, and the reality of their supply chains.

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