Results: 67 Items
November 28, 2013
H&M's living wage roadmap needs concrete benchmarks
Clean Clothes Campaign is disappointed that H&M's newly announced Roadmap to a Fair Living Wage fails to clearly state a living wage benchmark, we believe without such a definition it is both impossible to create a 'roadmap' to achieving its payment and similarly impossible to measure the roadmap's success.
November 26, 2013
Living Wage conference – 25-26 November 2013
Following the end of a two day conference on Living Wages in Berlin the Clean Clothes Campaign cautiously welcomes the steps taken and hopes that the Declaration of Intent signed by the stakeholders present will mark a shift towards actual implementation of a living wage payment for all garment workers.
November 21, 2013
One year after Tazreen fire, the fight for justice continues
Twelve months after at least 112 people lost their lives trapped in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, families of the decased and survivors are still waiting for full and fair compensation.
November 21, 2013
Less than 200 euros compensation for Kalpona
On 24th November 2012, Kalpona, a garment worker from Bangladesh, jumped from the third floor of the burning Tazreen factory and fell to the ground, breaking her leg. She was rushed to the nearest clinic like many others. She has been waiting for compensation for twelve months and wants to move on.
November 20, 2013
CCC disappointed at new Bangladesh minimum wage level
Ahead of the expected announcement of a new minimum wage of 5,300 taka (€50.32) by the Government of Bangladesh, Clean Clothes Campaign is disappointed that it still falls a long way short of a living wage, leaving millions of garment workers still earning poverty wages.
November 16, 2013
All brands responsible should compensate the Rana Plaza victims now
The Clean Clothes Campaign and IndustriALL Global Union are today urging all brands and retailers linked to the disaster at the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh to work together to sign up to a credible and collaborative process for delivering compensation to the victims of the disaster.
October 23, 2013
New report CCC: Six months on from Rana Plaza
Thursday 24th October marks six months since the deadliest disaster to hit the garment industry, when Rana Plaza collapsed. With over 1,100 people killed and thousands more injured the battle for full and fair compensation continues. Find the latest update on brand involvement in the Rana Plaza and Tazreen compensation proces in the report.
October 21, 2013
From 21st October to 28th October, activists across Europe took action on their high streets and in their shopping centres to call on clothing brands and governments to ensure workers are paid a living wage. Activists across Europe took action in solidarity with workers across garment producing countries to demand a living wage becomes a reality.
October 21, 2013
Consumers call for an end to poverty pay
Activists in 15 countries across Europe demand clothing brands pay a living wage to garment workers.
October 14, 2013
The Facts Behind Fashion Urgent Appeals - Annual Review 2012
Check out the facts behind fashion in this annual review of 2012, presenting cases from the garment industry from around the world. Workers tell you first hand about their struggles. Activists involved in solidarity actions tell you why they got involved. Find out about the conditions in some of the factories where your clothes are made - and about how we are working to stop violations of workers rights. Towards a safe garment industry, with living wages and equal treatment!
October 9, 2013
Clean Clothes Campaign mourns more factory deaths in Bangladesh
The Clean Clothes Campaign is horrified by the loss of life at another garment factory in Bangladesh and sends its heartfelt condolences to all the families affected by this latest tragedy.
September 12, 2013
Bangladesh workers must continue to wait for full compensation
A disappointing outcome, as many brands fail to live up to their responsibility and leave Bangladeshi victims and their relatives in the cold.
September 11, 2013
Still awaiting compensation in Pakistan: one year after Ali Enterprises burnt down
Tomorrow German cost-cutter KiK discusses compensation for the victims of the collapse at Rana Plaza during the meeting in Geneva. Meanwhile, survivors of the fire at the Ali Enterprises garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan, still await full, long-term and fair compensation. German retailer KiK remains the only known buyer of Ali Enterprises garments.
September 10, 2013
Wife of convicted Thai lèse-majesté activist Somyot in Geneva
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), together with the Free Somyot Campaign and the Thai Labour Campaign, urges the Thai authorities to hear Joop Prueksakasemsuk, Somyot’s wife, who calls to free her husband, labour and human rights defender and magazine editor. Joop Prueksakasemsuk will be in Geneva between 9-13 September, meeting key decision makers.
September 9, 2013
Brands fail victims of Bangladesh disasters
The Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the news that 12 brands have agreed to attend meetings in Geneva to discuss the provision of long term compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza and Tazreen factory diasters in Bangladesh. However it remains shocked at the refusal of over twenty others to take responsibility. It calls on the remaining brands, including Walmart, Benetton and Mango to reconsider and take part in the negotiations.
September 4, 2013
Will Walmart, Benetton and Mango show they care?
All brands, including Walmart, who are linked to the Tazreen and Rana Plaza disasters are being called on to attend meetings on compensation in Geneva on September 11 (Tazreen) and 12 (Rana Plaza) convened by IndustriALL Global Union. The ILO has agreed to facilitate the meetings as a neutral and independent chair. Representatives of the Bangladesh government and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exports Association (BGMEA) have also been invited.
September 2, 2013
Asics pays union-agreed compensation after collapse
The families of two workers killed when the roof of the Wing Star factory collapsed in May received compensation from the factory owner and the sole buyer, sportswear brand ASICS. It is the first time this calculation, set up by Bangladeshi unions, is used outside Bangladesh.
September 2, 2013
Bangladesh labour NGO wins fight for registration
The Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) have their official NGO registration reinstated following a three year battle against repression and harassment.
August 29, 2013
Migrant workers excluded from maternity leave
In August, long time CCC partner the MAP Foundation in Thailand publicized the outrageous proposal by a senior official at the Thai Ministry of Labour. The proposal states that migrant workers should be excluded from the right to maternity leave, child allowance and unemployment benefits.
August 15, 2013
Benetton and Mango: come to Bangladesh, and pay compensation!
Recently, we asked you to call on Benetton and Mango to go to the Tazreen and Rana Plaza compensation meetings in Bangladesh because the right to fair compensation ‘unites all people’.
August 1, 2013
Benetton and Mango: Rana Plaza survivors risk losing their homes
Thousands of you joined us last May by sending a message to the brands linked to the Tazreen fire and Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, demanding that they take responsibility by paying compensation. We need your help again. Without adequate compensation, workers now risk losing their homes. Tell Benetton and Mango that the right for compensation unites all people.
July 24, 2013
Compensation not charity for fire and collapse victims
Update 09/08/2013: IndustriALL have postponed the meetings on compensation for those affected by the Tazreen fire and Rana Plaza building collapse, to 11th September (Tazreen) and 12th September (Rana Plaza). The meetings will now take place in Geneva. The decision to postpone follows the sudden ill health of the IndustriALL representative in Bangladesh. For more information see: http://www.industriall-union.org/bangladesh-compensation-meetings-rescheduled
July 10, 2013
Safety scheme GAP and Walmart only 'empty promises'
Walmart and Gap – joined by many, but not all, US brands and retailers – have refused to sign the binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Instead, they offer a program that mimics the Accord rhetorically, but that omits the features that make an agreement meaningful. We explain why this scheme falls far short.
July 9, 2013
Campaigners demand an end to sandblasting
Campaigners today, July 9th, held a demonstration outside the Hong Kong flagship store of Hollister demanding the company do more to end sandblasting in the garment industry.
July 8, 2013
Denim workers pay deadly price
New report finds that Chinese factories are using banned sandblasting techniques on jeans.
July 8, 2013
Accord Safety Bangladesh announces implementation plan
Clean Clothes Campaign, as one of the witnesses to signing of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, congratulates the implementation team on the excellent progress that has been made, which has the potential to make a real difference to the lives of Bangladeshi garment workers. We welcome the strong commitment from brands to improving health and safety in Bangladeshi garment factories,' says Ben Vanpeperstraete, Clean Clothes Campaign.
July 3, 2013
We welcome our 17th local CCC: Turkey!
CCC is pleased to announce that we now have our 17th European platform in Turkey. CCC Turkey is a platform of trade unions and worker rights groups.
June 25, 2013
BSCI 10th Anniversary Shame over Rana Plaza
The Clean Clothes Campaign slams the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) for celebrating, on 26th June 2013, its tenth anniversary when it has yet to live up to its responsibilities for redress or prevention following the deaths and injuries of thousands of workers in the Rana Plaza tragedy.
May 30, 2013
CCC welcomes European Parliament support for compensation demand and for binding Bangladesh Safety Accord
With near unanimous votes, this is another strong signal to brands to take their responsability.
May 24, 2013
Activists protest fashion brands' failure to pay Bangladesh disaster victims compensation
Clean Clothes Campaign activists are set to stage protests across Europe on 24th May calling on major brands to pay compensation for fire and building collapse victims in Bangladesh. The protests take place exactly one month after the Rana Plaza factory collapse and exactly six months after the Tazreen fire killed 1239 in total.
May 24, 2013
Update: Brands' responses to Tazreen and Rana Plaza compensation demands
An overview of the current status of brands and their compensation for the victims.
May 16, 2013
CCC calls for action after another deadly collapse
Clean Clothes Campaign is calling for immediate action from all international brands following today's collapse of the Wing Star Shoes factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The collapse of the ceiling cost the lives of at least two people, and injured seven. The workers were stitching sneakers for sportsbrand Asics when the ceiling caved in on top of them.
May 15, 2013
We made it! - Global Breakthrough as Retail Brands sign up to Bangladesh Factory Safety Deal
Geneva 16 May 2013 – The world’s leading retail labels commit to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh before the midnight deadline. The Accord now covers more than 1000 Bangladeshi garment factories. Implementation starts now!
May 14, 2013
More brands commit to the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh
This list will be updated as soon as official confirmation comes in. Last update: Aug 28 2013
May 13, 2013
More than 54 million euros compensation demand for victims Rana Plaza
With the death toll rising to 1126 on the evening of the 12th of May, and an estimated 1650 workers admitted to hospital following the Rana Plaza collapse on 24th of April, the estimated long term compensation will be more than 54 million Euros (71 million USD). This calculation is based on ILO standards and an established formula developed following previous fire and safety accidents in Bangladesh, developed by Bangladeshi and international trade unions.
May 13, 2013
CCC welcomes H&M and Inditex decision to sign legally binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
The Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the monumental news that H&M and Inditex agreed to sign the legally binding, enforceable and transparent Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh with IndustriALL, UNI and Bangladeshi unions. CCC will sign the Accord as a witness.
May 10, 2013
Global support for Bangladesh factory safety surpasses one million
Over one million people have signed petitions calling for brands sourcing from Bangladesh to sign the legally-binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh immediately.
May 6, 2013
CCC regrets premature and irresponsible lifting of EU sanctions on Burma
Permanent lifting of sanctions are potentially damaging to the creation of sustainable garment industry.
May 2, 2013
We are calling on all brands sourcing from the devastated Rana Plaza factories which collapsed on Wednesday 24th April 2013 to provide emergency relief, medical costs and compensation to all those affected by the fire.
May 1, 2013
Cautious welcome to brand compensation, Rana Plaza
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is giving a cautious welcome to the announcements of five brands implicated in the Rana Plaza tragedy that they will pay compensation to victims of the building collapse last Wednesday. They also urge more of the 50 plus brands linked to the disaster to step forward. The details of the brands’ proposals have not been published.
April 29, 2013
WE WON! adidas pays Kizone workers
In a monumental victory, Adidas has agreed to compensate 2,800 Indonesian garment workers who were owed US $1.8 million in severance pay following the closure of sportswear factory PT Kizone.
April 26, 2013
“Stop the killing, act now” Clean Clothes Campaign urges brands to sign Safety Agreement
Clean Clothes Campaign is sickened by the preventable collapse of Rana Plaza and condemns brands for their failure to prevent such heavy loss of life once again. Brands must now come forward, ensure emergency steps are taken and pay without delay into a compensation fund for the victims and their families. They must also commit to prevent future disasters.
April 24, 2013
Labels Primark and Mango found after factory collapse Bangladesh
The Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions and labour rights organisations in Bangladesh and around the world is calling for immediate action from international brands following today's collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, in Dhaka Bangladesh.
April 18, 2013
Give adidas the boot! Join the Footlocker day of action 22 April
On 22nd April, join anti-sweatshop activists from around the world at Footlocker stores across Europe and the US to call on them to drop adidas from their stores until they pay ex-PT Kizone workers the $1.8million they are owed in unpaid severance. This will mark the beginning of a week of action in the UK that will ramp up the pressure on the UK’s biggest retailer of adidas footwear.
April 18, 2013
Walmart refuses to compensate Tazreen fire victims
A meeting was held on 15 April in Geneva to discuss a 5.7 million USD compensation plan for the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh, which killed 112 workers and injured about 120 in November 2012. The meeting was hosted by IndustriALL Global Union and attended by major European retailers, a leading Bangladesh trade unionist, the Clean Clothes Campaign and the Worker Rights Consortium.
April 10, 2013
Spectrum collapse: eight years on and still little action on safety
April 11 marks the eighth anniversary of the tragic collapse of the Spectrum garment factory. In 2005 the illegally built extra floors within the building collapsed, killing 64 workers and injuring 80 others. The tragedy set the standard for worker compensation, yet workers of recent fatal accidents remain without compensation.
March 24, 2013
'Conscious collection' H&M leaves seamstresses unconscious
Amsterdam – Clean Clothes Campaign launches a spoof campaign called 'Unconscious Collapses'. The campaign targets H&M's launch of the new 'Conscious Collection', criticising the working conditions in Asian garment factories. In Cambodia alone, more than 2900 workers have collapsed since 2010, several hundred of them at H&M suppliers.
March 24, 2013
As H&M launch their latest 'conscious' collection, the Clean Clothes Campaign hits back with its own spoof campaign highlighting the plight of thousands of garment workers suffering from malnutrition who work in factories supplying H&M, amongst others.
March 12, 2013
Call upon Tazreen brands to deliver the goods
Three months after the fire at Tazreen, many families of the 112 dead workers are still waiting for compensation. The majority of the workers with injuries from the flames are also barely able to live from hand to mouth without help. So far the amounts paid by the brands are made up out of whole cloth, they are far from full and fair compensation.
March 12, 2013
CCC calls upon Solo Invest, KIK and Fox and Scott to contribute to compensation for SMART fire victims
CCC welcomes the agreement that was reached between unions in Bangladesh (IndustriALL Bangladesh) and global brands Inditex and New Look on the compensation for the families of 8 workers who died in a fire at Smart Fashions on the 26th of January this year. The workers were young women, six of them aged between 16 and 20 years old.
March 10, 2013
European activists detained by Cambodian police at garment protest
Police detained five activists from the Clean Clothes Campaign last Tuesday who were meeting workers at a protest outside a clothing factory near Phnom Penh. The workers were on strike because 41 workers had been illegally dismissed for unionizing. While striking the workers have faced police brutality and seven have been beaten by company affiliated thugs using a stick with nails in it.
March 4, 2013
C&A's compensation for Bangladeshi fire victims falls short
Last week, C&A outlined its compensation package for the Tazreen victims. C&A fails to base calculations for the compensation package for the Tazreen’s victims on relevant international standards and established best practices.
March 3, 2013
Historic win for Cambodian workers
Workers from the Kingsland factory in Cambodia have won an historic settlement after months of protest over unpaid wages.
February 27, 2013
Campaigners urge fashion brands to support minimum wage increase
Cambodian garment workers union calls for $150 monthly minimum wage.
February 22, 2013
International condemnation of conviction of Thai activist Somyot Prueksakasemsuk
Clean Clothes Campaign, together with the Free Somyot Campaign and the Thai Labour Campaign strongly deplores the conviction of human rights defender and magazine editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk. Today, the Bangkok Criminal Court found him guilty on 2 counts of Article 112 of the Criminal Code (the lèse-majesté law*) and sentenced him to 11 years of imprisonment.
February 11, 2013
Clean Clothes Campaign is moving!
As of February, CCC will be moving into a new office space.
February 8, 2013
H&M dismisses call-for-help Kingsland workers
One month after garment workers from the closed Kingsland factory started a vigil they are still out on the streets. Today they called at H&M and the Swedish Embassy in Cambodia.
January 30, 2013
Trade Union Harassment Continues at Prada Supplier
It is with great regret that the Clean Clothes Campaign is reopening the campaign to demand justice for workers at the DESA leather factory in Duzce, Turkey.
January 30, 2013
Supplier of Original Marines targets CCC supporters instead of improving working conditions
Last month CCC, Abiti Puliti and Filcams CGIL started a public campaign to call on Original Marines and its supplier, the Indonesian factory PT SC Enterprise to stop the abuse against workers who produce for PT SC Enterprise.
January 26, 2013
Labels Bershka and Lefties (Inditex), KIK, New Look found on Smart Export site
The Clean Clothes Campaign, along with labour rights organisations in Bangladesh and around the world, calls for immediate action from international brands following yesterday's fire in Dhaka Bangladesh, which cost the lives of seven more women garment workers. Four of them were only seventeen years old.
January 25, 2013
Labor rights groups implore apparel brands to sign fire safety agreement
Following the fire that killed at least seven people today who were locked inside Smart Export Garments Ltd in Dhaka, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) and the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) called on major retailers and brands that buy apparel from Bangladesh to join the labor-supported Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement in order to prevent future tragedies.
January 23, 2013
Outline of trade union rights violations at PT SC Enterprises
The below narrative describes the challenges faced by SP SCE union in organizing at PT SC Enterprises, including multiple violations of trade union rights by PT SC Enterprises management, as reported by SP SCE union and KASBI to Oxfam and the Clean Clothes Campaign.
January 23, 2013
Two months after Tazreen: still no money
January 23, 2013
Multi-million compensation demand to C&A and Kik for Tazreen fire victims
Labour groups demand EUR 3 million compensation for families of deceased workers. Full compensation figure should include costs of medical treatment and loss of earnings of injured workers
January 21, 2013
Workers left homeless and unpaid after factory closure
Workers at a Cambodian underwear factory supplying H&M and Walmart are keeping a 24-hour vigil outside their factory after managers shut up shop and fled, owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages and benefits. Workers from Kingsland Garment are maintaining a camp in front of the factory in hopes of catching managers if they return to take machinery and equipment out of the factory.
January 9, 2013
KIK signs compensation agreement for victims of Ali Enterprises fire tragedy
AMSTERDAM - German discount giant KIK this week signed an agreement with the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) to make an initial payment to the victims and their families of US$ 1 million for immediate relief, and to negotiate a long term compensation package with all other involved stakeholders.
January 9, 2013
Deadly denim under your Christmas tree?
Did you get some nice new jeans for Christmas? Unfortunately, they may have been produced with sandblasting, a deadly manufacturing method which has caused thousands of cases of silicosis among the workers. A new report from Sweden shows a ban is not enforced.
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