2014

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  • December 18, 2014

    Key findings Migrant report Thailand

    In 2012, the Thailand Textile Institute (THTI) set out an ambitious 300 million THB (7.29 million EURi) plan to develop the national textile and garment industry over four years, with the aim of transforming Thailand into Southeast Asia's fashion centreii. The focal point of garment production is located in Mae Sot, Tak Province, roughly 500km northwest of Bangkok on the border with Myanmar.

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  • December 18, 2014

    New report to mark International Migrant Day

    To mark the United Nation’s International Migrant Day, Clean Clothes Campaign released a new report in conjunction with the MAP Foundation outlining the gross violations of labour rights among migrant workers in the Thai apparel industry.

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  • December 18, 2014

    New Report Uncovers Wage Theft of Migrants Working in Thai Apparel Industry

    To mark the UN’s International Migrant Day, Clean Clothes Campaign and MAP Foundation launched an in-depth study into the working conditions of migrants from Myanmar (Burma) working in the Thai apparel industry. The new report documents how workers are not only denied the right to collective bargaining and minimum social security; it also shows they are denied the legal minimum wage which is tantamount to wage theft.

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  • December 15, 2014

    Join our action: Tell Bata to stop cut-and-run Sri Lanka

    Bata admits to a cut-and-run after a conflict in one of the factories in Sri Lanka which made their shoes. One year ago, close to 200 workers were fired after they complained about not getting their salary increases. Join our action, tell Bata on facebook and rate Bata on their own rating page: http://on.fb.me/1sc8n9w

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  • December 10, 2014

    Benetton targeted over Rana Plaza compensation on International Human Rights Day

    Labour rights campaigners across Europe and the USA are marking this years' International Human Rights Day by calling on Italian fashion brand Benetton to finally pay into a Fund set up to pay compensation to thousands of families affected by the Rana Plaza disaster in April 2013.

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  • December 5, 2014

    Swiss shoe giant falls into disrepute: Dismissals instead of pay rise at former Bata supplier in Sri Lanka

    A year ago today, close to 200 workers were dismissed at the Sri Lankan shoe factory Palla & Co following union activities and protests over outstanding wage increments. At that time, the factory had mainly been producing for Bata. Instead of engaging in the resolution of the labor rights conflict, the formerly Czech enterprise now head-quartered in Switzerland is shirking its responsibility.

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  • November 23, 2014

    Agreement on Tazreen compensation announced

    Two years after over 120 people lost their lives trapped in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, an agreement has been reached between IndustriALL Global Union and their local affiliates, Clean Clothes Campaign and C&A on a system for delivering compensation to the victims of the tragedy.

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  • October 8, 2014

    Rana Plaza compensation fund pays first installments to 1,587 beneficiaries.

    But 16 months after the devastating collapse the official Rana Plaza Donor Trust Fund still needs US$20 million to ensure full and fair compensation to all survivors and victims families.

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  • October 7, 2014

    New CCC begins in Czech Republic

    On World Day for Decent Work, Clean Clothes Campaign is delighted to welcome the newest European platform.

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  • September 25, 2014

    Bata refuses to step up for the people who made their shoes

    Shoe company Bata refuses to take any responsibility for the resolution of a labour rights conflict arising at the factory Palla & Co., a Sri Lankan shoe factory. Workers say its owner repeatedly refused to pay workers an agreed upon pay rise. Bata, who was sourcing from the factory at the time of the labour conflict, cut its commercial relationship with Palla & Co. in late 2013.

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  • September 16, 2014

    Cambodian garment workers demand higher minimum wage

    H&M among the leading clothing brands urged to show leadership and commitment to achieving a living wage

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  • September 16, 2014

    "We need US$177"

    On September 17th, Cambodian garment workers in 139 factories in 52 areas took part in demonstrations calling for an increase in the minimum wage to US$177. 10,000 workers wore t-shirts with the US$177 demand printed on and 100,000 stickers were distributed across the countries capital, Phnom Penh. In solidarity activists from New Jersey to Melbourne via Geneva and Brussels, also took part in actions calling for an immediate increase in the minimum wage.

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  • September 11, 2014

    Two years after fatal fire - KIK still has to pay up

    September 11th marks two years since the fatal fire that killed 254 garment workers at a factory in Karachi, Pakistan. German retailer KIK were the only confirmed buyer from the factory, and yet today the victims families are still waiting for the retailer to pay full and fair compensation.

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  • September 11, 2014

    Still waiting

    Victims of workplace tragedies including Ali Enterprises fire and the collapsed Rana Plaza still waiting for compensation.

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  • September 3, 2014

    Victory for 12 workers and trade unionists in Pakistan

    Twelve garment workers and trade union activists of the Power Loom Mazdoor Union in Pakistan were finally acquitted on August 29, 2014 after a trial that had dragged on for more than two years.

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  • August 5, 2014

    News flash: violent crackdown of Tuba protest Bangladesh

    Update 11 August 2014 - Last Sunday, after 14 days of hunger strike, the Tuba group workers received their three months wages. The remaining demands still stand. Earlier that weekend, all arrested union leaders had been released.

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  • July 29, 2014

    Victory: settlement with underwear factory Bratex

    We are pleased to announce that the Sri Lankan Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union (FTZ&GSEU) reached a settlement with the underwear factory Bratex and the US based company Fruit of the Loom.

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  • July 1, 2014

    H&M's response to Tailored Wages

    Why wage needs to be negotiated on a local, national and regional level. Clean Clothes Campaign's response to H&M’s comment on the “Tailored Wages” report

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  • June 26, 2014

    Governments call on brands to pay up

    Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes leadership shown by governments in strongly urging clothing brands to pay into the Rana Plaza Donor Trust Fund.

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  • June 26, 2014

    Comment: Labels found in Primark clothes.

    Clean Clothes Campaign responds to recent stories of 'calls for help' found in Primark clothing.

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  • June 26, 2014

    OECD meets in Paris with Rana Plaza on the agenda

    Over a year after the collapse of Rana Plaza the compensation fund remains woefully underfunded. Today sees the start of a two day high level international meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris that will discuss efforts to build more responsible supply chains.

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  • June 24, 2014

    Compensating the victims of Rana Plaza - what role for the OECD?

    Ahead of the OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct that is being held on June 26 - 27 in Paris, OECD Watch and TUAC are holding a side event looking at the role of the OECD and national contact points in compensating Rana Plaza victims.

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  • June 24, 2014

    Indonesian wage trial: human rights violations 'systemic'

    After a two-day public hearing, the jury of the People's Tribunal to assess human rights abuses faced by workers in the Indonesian garment industry, announced its verdict today. Judges found overwhelming evidence of ‘systematic violation of the fundamental right to a life lived with human dignity' in an industry employing mostly women and said 'urgent action must be taken' by a variety of stakeholders.

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  • June 20, 2014

    Indonesian garment industry receives human rights trial

    Tomorrow marks the start of the fourth People’s Tribunal, a human rights trial held by garment workers’ unions and human rights groups to hear evidence of systematic human rights abuses in the Indonesian garment industry. The People’s Tribunal in Indonesia is the fourth of its kind to be held in Asia, the former being held in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and India.

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  • June 10, 2014

    Stitched Up

    New report released by Clean Clothes Campaign shows that garment workers in Eastern Europe and Turkey are paid poverty wages and many have to work second or third jobs to be able to live.

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  • June 2, 2014

    Victory: All 23 released from jail in Cambodia

    On Friday 30th May, the court convicted and then released the 23 garment workers and unionists who were arrested during the violent crackdown of the wage protest in Cambodia last January. Their sentences were suspended after huge pressure from international campaign groups and unions.

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  • May 22, 2014

    Free the 23 verdict: 30th May

    The verdict of the 23 people arrested during the wage strikes in Cambodia last January will be announced at 8am on May 30. Free the 23!

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  • May 20, 2014

    News flash: Cambodian trial continues tomorrow

    Clean Clothes Campaign and campaigners around the world continue to call for the immediate dropping of all charges and release of the 23 men arrested in Cambodia in January 2014. Today the third day of the trial was postponed again, to tomorrow.

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  • May 8, 2014

    First job for new Benetton CEO – Pay Up!

    As Marco Airoldi takes the helm of Italian clothing brand Benetton, his first job must be to pay into the Rana Plaza Donor Trust Fund.

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  • May 8, 2014

    Benetton's new CEO must pay up!

    Today Marco Airoldi will be officially appointed the new CEO of the Benetton Group. Clean Clothes Campaign is calling on him to make paying into the Rana Plaza Trust Fund his number one priority.

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  • May 6, 2014

    News Flash: Cambodian trial adjourned

    The trial of 23 Cambodians who were arrested during living wage strikes in Phnom Penh in January has been postponed for a second time. The trial that was originally due to begin on April 25, resumed on May 6 only to be adjourned again. The trial is now scheduled to begin on May 20.

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  • May 1, 2014

    Support Somyot on Labour Day

    Today we celebrate International Labour Day with our friends and allies from around the world. May 1st is recognised around the world as International Labour Day or International Worker's Day. We need your support to demand the immediate release of the well-known Thai human-rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. Tell Thailand's Prime Minister to free Somyot.

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  • April 24, 2014

    Rana Plaza one year on

    A year to the day after the deadly collapse of Rana Plaza Clean Clothes Campaign remembers all those who died or were injured.

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  • April 24, 2014

    The Rana Plaza claims process explained

    Dr. Kazazi is the Chief Commissioner of the Rana Plaza Arrangement, with a team of Commissioners he is overseeing the claims process in Bangladesh.

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  • April 23, 2014

    Rana Plaza, one year on: Brands still failing survivors & victim’s families.

    As events take place around the world to remember those who died and were injured, campaigners demand brands pay up.

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  • April 17, 2014

    Cambodian garment workers commence strike for a living wage

    Today, thousands of garment workers in Cambodia will stay at home as part of a new series of actions to demand of a living wage.

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  • April 16, 2014

    Which brands need to Pay Up!

    With just a week to go until the first anniversary of the terrible collapse of Rana Plaza just 1/3 of the money needed has been committed to the Donor Trust Fund. Clean Clothes Campaign is calling for all brands connected to Rana Plaza or Bangladesh to Pay Up! The survivors and victims' families have suffered enough.

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  • April 9, 2014

    Clothing brands fail Rana Plaza survivors

    Two weeks before the first anniversary of the devastating building collapse, clothing brands contributions to Donor Trust Fund remain shockingly low.

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  • March 31, 2014

    Rana Plaza survivor begins European tour

    Shila Begum, who spent a whole day trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building is bringing her story to consumers and brands in Europe in order to urge brands to pay up.

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  • March 31, 2014

    New report looks at company progress towards a living wage

    Tailored Wages is an in depth study of the policies and practices companies are doing - or not - to implement a living wage.

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  • March 30, 2014

    Tailored Wages – new report investigates clothing brands work on living wages.

    Survey of 50 leading clothing brands show they must do much more to ensure garment workers receive a wage they can live on.

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  • March 24, 2014

    Survivors Rana Plaza collapse start claiming compensation

    From today, one month before the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, the families of the 1138 workers killed in the disaster and over a thousand workers left with life changing injuries can start registering claims for compensation to cover the financial losses and medical costs they suffered as a result.

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  • March 19, 2014

    Take action: Make sure Benetton pays what they owe

    We know that Benetton cares about what people think. They only signed the Accord last year following a million signature campaign demanding they did so. Now they are avoiding their obligation and are ignoring the plight of the Rana Plaza victims. Benetton must take responsibility now.

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  • March 11, 2014

    Arrested union leader Vorn Pao speaks from prison

    In December last year, violence against garment workers began after Cambodian unions called a national strike. Workers were demanding an increase in the minimum wage to USD 160 per month. As protests continued, the police and military responded with violence on January 2 and 3, killing at least 4 people and injuring almost 40. Among those who were arrested with violence is Vorn Pao, union leader of the Independent Democratic Informal Economy Association (IDEA). In February, he smuggled a letter out of prison.

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  • March 9, 2014

    Labour Start launch petition calling on brands to Pay Up

    Global trade unions join Clean Clothes Campaign in the Pay Up campaign.

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  • February 28, 2014

    Two more brands Pay Up!

    UK brand Bonmarche and French brand Camaieu have confirmed their contributions to the Rana Plaza Donor Trust Fund.

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  • February 24, 2014

    Time for clothing brands to pay up!

    For Rana Plaza survivors, compensation is long overdue.

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  • February 12, 2014

    Withdrawal Jack Wolfskin due to misconduct factory owner Busana, not union work

    Clean Clothes Campaign, Jack Wolfskin and the Fair Wear Foundation state that the withdrawal from the Busana Prima Global factory in Bogor, Indonesia was due to the lack of action from the factory owner to act upon labour right violations.

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  • February 11, 2014

    News flash: 21 Cambodians refused bail

    Clean Clothes Campaign expresses bitter disappointment and continues the fight for their immediate release.

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  • February 10, 2014

    Free the 23!

    Labour rights groups call for the immediate dropping of all charges against 23 Cambodian workers detained during wage protests in January.

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  • February 7, 2014

    Free the 23!

    Clean Clothes Campaign are joining with others around the world in a day of action calling on the Cambodian Government to immediately release the 23 men detained during wage protests at the start of 2014.

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  • January 23, 2014

    Public Eye Awards 2014: Gap receives 'award of shame'

    Today, the Berne Declaration (EvB) and Greenpeace Switzerland award American textile giant Gap the Public Eye Jury Award for their continuous refusal to contribute to effective reforms in the textile industry. The Public Eye Awards shine a light on the current and most serious cases of human rights violations and disregard for environmental protection and sustainability by corporations.

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  • January 9, 2014

    Labour rights groups condemn violence against garment workers in Cambodia

    Groups call on global clothing brands to use their influence to achieve an end to repression against workers involved in wage protests and the resumption of good-faith wage negotiations.

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