2022

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  • November 24, 2022

    A decade after Bangladesh’s most deadly factory fires, brands like Walmart still ignore workers’ safety

    Today, garment workers in Bangladesh mark a decade since the most deadly garment factory in the country’s history in the Tazreen Fashions factory. On this day, we pause to remember, and pledge to continue the struggle for workplace safety and justice for injured and killed workers in Bangladesh and beyond. While considerable progress has been made, a lot remains to be done and progress must be guarded: this includes the need for brands which were connected to the Tazreen factory to finally sign the safety Accord, which protects workers in Bangladesh.

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  • November 14, 2022

    The need for a strong Pakistan Accord is urgent and immediate, safety data show

    A Clean Clothes Campaign brief that was launched today shows that deadly safety incidents and violations occur regularly in Pakistani supplier factories to major brands. These incidents highlight the immediate need for a strong expansion of the International Accord on Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry to Pakistan, as garment worker unions in Pakistan have been calling for since 2018. Every brand which has not yet signed onto the Accord, must do so immediately to protect their workers, especially brands implicated in this brief, such as Levi’s, Gap, and Kontoor brands (Lee, Wrangler).

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  • October 24, 2022

    Workers take part in Global Week of Action against adidas!

    This week workers globally are demanding adidas negotiate with unions in actions taking place in over 20 cities, including Berlin, Los Angeles, Milan, and Dhaka. Workers in their supply chain are still owed millions in unpaid wages and severange since the pandemic.

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  • October 20, 2022

    Unions fight repression in Sri Lanka

    In recent months, the Sri Lankan government increased its repression amidst an economic and political crisis, sending in the army on workers protesting peacefully. Today our partners Free Trade Zones & General Services Employees Union together with the National Labour Advisory Council Trade union Collective are holding a members rally at the Public Library in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.

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  • October 13, 2022

    Statement on Proposed EU Regulation Prohibiting Products Made with Forced Labour

    Civil Society Statement on the Proposed Regulation on Prohibiting Products Made With Forced Labour on the European Union Market

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  • October 12, 2022

    Unpicked: Fashion & Freedom of Association

    Read the latest report from Business & Human Rights Resource Centre on the crackdown on trade unions and worker exploitation in Asia’s garment sector. The report highlights allegations of union-busting and related abuse at 13 factories. These factories supply, or have recently supplied, at least 15 global fashion brands and retailers, including adidas, Asda, Benetton Group, Bestseller, C&A, Sainsbury’s, Etam, H&M, Hugo Boss, J.Crew, OVS SpA, Mango, Next, Primark and Under Armour.

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  • September 20, 2022

    Facility checker now avaliable on Fashion Checker

    New data and a new facility checker have been added to the fashion supply chain transparency tool, Fashion Checker. Learn more about what brands' commitments to paying a living wage to their suppliers really means for garment workers.

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  • September 13, 2022

    Out of sight - Informal employment in the garment industry.

    A new report on informal employment in the garment industry by Clean Clothes Campaign Turkey: Working without social security is “ordinary” for a garment worker, and retirement is beyond their wildest dreams.

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  • September 7, 2022

    Deadly safety hazards in Pakistani factories supplying H&M, C&A, Bestseller, and Zara

    10 years after more than 250 people died in the Ali Enterprises fire in Pakistan – the deadliest factory fire ever in the global garment industry – deadly safety violations persist in factories supplying H&M, C&A, Bestseller, and Zara. A new report by Clean Clothes Campaign reveals these brands' attempts to delay the expansion of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry.

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  • September 5, 2022

    Clean Clothes Podcast E4 - A living wage for all.

    How can we get fair pay in workers’ pockets, and replace poverty wages with a real living wage? What new tools can our campaigns use? Duration: 35 minutes.

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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.

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  • July 21, 2022

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • July 7, 2022

    Disappointing outcome of complaints procedure against C&A

    The complaint focused on C&A’s substandard efforts to tackle problems at a supplier in Myanmar, where the company had their clothes produced. In 2018, the management of the garment factory repressed the trade union that had just started. Our repeated attempts to get C&A to take action came to nothing.

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  • July 4, 2022

    Clean Clothes Podcast E3 - Cracking corporate immunity

    In this episode, our contributors reflect on laws and regulations for holding brands and retailers accountable for violations of worker rights in the factories that supply them. Duration 30 minutes.

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  • 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.

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  • July 1, 2022

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • April 19, 2022

    Uniqlo and s.Oliver workers still owed $5.5 million in severance pay: workers release open letter on 7th anniversary of factory closure

    Workers call on Uniqlo and s.Oliver to pay up on 7th anniversary of severance theft case

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  • April 19, 2022

    Open letter from Jaba Garmindo workers on 7th anniversary of factory bankruptcy

    Workers release an open letter to the Chairman of Uniqlo and the CEO of s.Oliver, calling on the brands to finally pay up the $5.5 million owed on the 7th anniversary of the Jaba Garmindo factory bankruptcy.

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  • April 14, 2022

    Statement on the closure of two Sri Lankan factories amid severe financial crisis

    Approximately 1,500 workers employed at two factories – Koggala I and II - owned by Esquel Sri Lanka are facing imminent closure of their workplaces with no assurance that they will be reemployed when the factories are sold to another company.

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  • April 11, 2022

    Clean Clothes Podcast E2 - Women fight for safe workplaces

    What does it take to make the workplace safe for women, free from sexual harassment and gender-based violence? What are some of the ways women have won improvements, and how did they build their power to do this? In episode 2 of the CCC Podcast workers and campaigners from the CCC network talk about the importance of women leaders in campaigning for women's rights.

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  • March 31, 2022

    March 2022 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.

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  • March 11, 2022

    Victoria’s secret exposed: 1,388 workers robbed of $8.5 million

    One year since the closure of Clover Ltd's Brilliant Alliance factory in Thailand, campaigners around the world are calling on Victoria's Secret – whose lingerie the workers made for 15 years – to make sure they receive their full severance.

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  • March 8, 2022

    On International Women's Day we call on Nike to #PayYourWorkers

    On International Women's Day, Clean Clothes Campaign global network supports the workers of the Ramatex factory in Cambodia who lost their jobs and were left with nothing after years of making clothes for Nike. Sign the email petition and tell Nike to #PayYourWorkers.

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  • March 1, 2022

    Statement of solidarity with the garment workers of Ukraine

    Solidarity with the workers of Ukraine

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  • February 28, 2022

    February 2022 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.

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  • February 24, 2022

    European Union one step closer to corporate accountability but with a long way to go

    Clean Clothes Campaign cautiously welcomes the long awaited rules on corporate sustainable due diligence proposed by the European Commission. Whereas the proposal falls short of our recommendations, the introduction of a binding obligation on companies to carry out human rights and environmental due diligence is a major step toward corporate accountability. We call upon the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union as co-legislators to ensure that the legislation ultimately brings yet stronger protections for the workers and other rights holders.

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  • February 22, 2022

    Clean Clothes Campaign marks the OECD Forum with a call for brands to pay up and for regulators to intervene

    At the start of the 2022 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the strong emphasis on purchasing practices in the official agenda. As a global network dedicated to improving working conditions and empowering workers in the global garment and sportswear industries, we have been vocal about the need to address this major cause of worker rights violations.

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  • February 7, 2022

    Clean Clothes Podcast E1 - Organising workers in the time of COVID

    In the first episode of Clean Clothes podcast we explore how organisations in different countries from across our network supported workers in the time of COVID. Duration: 33 minutes.

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  • February 1, 2022

    Solidarity statement on the first anniversary of attempted coup in Myanmar

    Clean Clothes Campaign's statement of solidarity with the people of Myanmar on the first anniversary of the attempted military coup.

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  • January 31, 2022

    January 2022 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.

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  • January 25, 2022

    Respecting Rights or Ticking Boxes? Briefing paper on legislating human rights due diligence

    Momentum to enact mandatory human rights due diligence (HRDD) legislation is building around the world. Such legislation is necessary to ensure corpora­tions respect human rights and that victims of corporate abuse have access to justice and remedy. This briefing paper identifies12 key interpretations of the normsthat legislators must get right when establishing HRDD obligations.

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  • January 17, 2022

    Campaign targets Rana Plaza buyer Auchan for its failure to address factory safety

    Today, Clean Clothes Campaign members and partners in a range of countries are starting a campaign to convince French supermarket chain Auchan (Alcampo in Spain) to sign the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry. As a company that sourced from one of the factories in the collapsed Rana Plaza building in April 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh – the incident that led to the creation of the first Accord programme – Auchan has a special responsibility to sign the new safety agreement.

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