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May 30, 2023
Open union letter to adidas CEO about the sale of the Yeezy shoes
In response to adidas' announcement on 19 May 2023 to start selling its stock of Yeezy shoes starting tomorrow, 31 May, the unions united in the Pay Your Workers - Respect Labour Rights union committee have written an open letter to adidas' CEOBjørn Gulden welcoming the decision to use parts of the profits for good, but also urging him to dedicate another part of the profits to compensating workers for lost wages and severance.
May 15, 2023
Ten years after groundbreaking factory safety pact signed, major fashion brands still refuse to join
Ten years ago today, apparel companies, forced into action by the Rana Plaza factory collapse, finally signed a binding agreement with local and global union federations, and civil society organizations as witnesses to protect Bangladeshi garment workers. Now the third iteration of the programme is supported by almost 200 brands and the life-saving work is expanding to Pakistan. Yet there are still brands who will not support factory safety with the proven industry's best standard.
May 11, 2023
Activists call on adidas investors to protect workers’ rights at AGM
Today (May 11th), as adidas holds their annual general meeting (AGM) for shareholders, activists are uniting globally to call on the sportswear giant to go beyond corporate posturing and take real steps to protect workers’ rights by signing the legally-binding Pay Your Workers Agreement.
April 19, 2023
s.Oliver gives 100K Euros to Jaba Garmindo workers owed $5.5 million, but where is Uniqlo?
Today marks the 8th anniversary of the Jaba Garmindo factory bankruptcy in Indonesia and the former workers (who produced for Uniqlo and s.Oliver, among others) are still fighting for $5.4 million legally owed to them in severance pay.
April 18, 2023
Shining a light on abusive trading practices in fashion supply chains in Europe
A new report released today by the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) and based on field research undertaken by Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) Europe demonstrates the existence of unfair trading practices in the European apparel industry. Based on interviews with suppliers, experts and trade union representatives in six EU member states – Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy and Germany – the report "Fast Fashion Purchasing Practices in the EU. Business relations between fashion brands and suppliers" paints a clear picture of the volatile, risky and unbalanced trade relations between brands and manufacturers.
April 13, 2023
A decade since Rana Plaza factory safety has improved in Bangladesh but recent fire in Pakistan shows that it has not improved elsewhere
What has changed in the ten years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in April 2013? This is a much-asked question this month, marking a decade since the tragedy. In an attempt to give a nuanced answer to this question, a new timeline of events, launched today, lists key developments in the fields of worker health and safety, compensation, wages, and freedom of association.
March 8, 2023
Adidas’ profits blunder ignores rights violations on International Women’s Day
Adidas celebrates International Women's Day by ignoring the violations against women workers in their supply chain and focusing on their profits.
March 7, 2023
Ongoing union busting at adidas' Myanmar supplier
Adidas considers the Pou Chen case 'resolved' however there are reports of ongoing union busting at the factory.
March 2, 2023
Labour rights organisations urge brands to take responsibility for their workers in Sri Lanka
A new research brief published by Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) reveals that workers in Sri Lanka have not been receiving the full Emergency Relief Allowances meant to alleviate their desperate situation in the wake of the current severe economic crisis in the country. The brief calls on major brands sourcing from Sri Lanka to take responsibility for their workers’ survival as well as their right to organise and to decent labour standards.
February 16, 2023
More than 30 major fashion brands commit to factory safety in Pakistan
Today, exactly one month since the start of the sign on process for the Pakistan Accord, a binding safety programme based on the model of the lifesaving International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, 33 have signed on to the programme, which means the programme will cover over 300 factories.
January 30, 2023
Solidarity with workers in Myanmar on the second anniversary of attempted coup
Updated demands to international brands sourcing from Myanmar, in light of the ongoing violence and repression by the military junta.
January 15, 2023
Activists’ high-profile hoax highlights adidas' hypocrisy
Yesterday (Monday 16th), in a high-profile hoax, stunt activists The Yes Men, working with Clean Clothes Campaign, highlighted adidas' hypocrisy when it comes to garment workers' rights. It began with a surprise announcement from ‘adidas’, detailing their bold new plan to prioritise and protect workers’ rights.
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