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10 ways H&M is spinning the facts on worker safety
by Mirjam van Heugten published 19-10-2015 — filed under: , , , ,
H&M's response to CCC's recent report 'Evaluation of H&M Compliance with Safety Action Plans for Strategic Suppliers in Bangladesh 2015', focusing on H&M's worker safety failures in Bangladesh is replete with false and misleading statements, demonstrating that the company remains unwilling to address the issue in a serious and forthright manner. In this news update, we explore various claims made by H&M, concerning our report and concerning the delays in safety renovations at its supplier factories in Bangladesh, relative to the deadlines imposed by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
Located in News / / 10 / 19
Global Wage Forum confirms living wage as core human right
by Mirjam van Heugten published 12-10-2015 last modified 12-10-2015 21:36 — filed under: , ,
On the first day of the Living Wage Forum in Brussels, bringing together workers, labour leaders, academics and members of the CCC global Network, the right to a living wage was confirmed as a human right. At the forum, organised by Clean Clothes Campaign and held between 12 and 14 October, more than 200 workers, brands, policy makers and campaigners come together to commit to implement a living wage for all garment workers.
Located in News / / 10 / 12
Bangladeshi garment workers face mass firings and criminal charges
by Mirjam van Heugten published 05-01-2017 last modified 05-01-2017 14:51 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Since last month's wage protests began in Dhaka, Bangladesh thousands of workers along with several grass-roots worker organizations located in the region faced a series of repressive actions from their employers and the government. An estimated 2 - 3000 workers were fired, while numerous legal cases filed at the Ashulia police station accuse at least 1,500 unnamed workers and 150 named workers of vandalism, looting, threatening other workers, and assaulting factory officials. At least 13 union leaders and activists, many of whom had no association with the protests, were detained or arrested. As of January 4, 2017, at least 11 remain in police custody.
Located in News / / 01 / 05
Public letter: H&M must stick to the living wage commitment made in 2013
by Neva Nahtigal published 19-03-2018 last modified 10-12-2018 08:59 — filed under: , ,
Back in 2013 H&M made a widely publicized commitment: that workers in their supply chain would be paid a living wage by 2018. As 2018 has already begun but hundreds of thousands of workers behind H&M's products are still receiving poverty wages, Clean Clothes Campaign nudged H&M's top ranks with a public letter today. Addressing H&M's Board of Directors, CEO and Head of Sustainability, we requested specific information regarding efforts made so far be made public, and we outlined the steps H&M would have to take to act on the 2013 commitment in a meaningful way.
Located in News / / 03 / 19
H&M is trying to cover up its unfulfilled commitment on living wage
by Neva Nahtigal published 12-04-2018 last modified 10-12-2018 08:58 — filed under: ,
In its 2017 Sustainability Report published today H&M is making bold claims about progress in the area of fair jobs, with a focus on living wage. Clean Clothes Campaign has been closely following H&M’s reporting in this area, as well as gathering information in production countries, and we are compelled to strongly refute the self-congratulatory statements made in the report.
Located in News / / 04 / 12
Indonesian wage trial: human rights violations 'systemic'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-06-2014 — filed under: , , ,
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.
Located in News / / 06 / 24
File PS document Europe's Sweatshops
by Paul Roeland published 09-11-2017 last modified 11-12-2017 09:50 — filed under:
2017 presentation highlighting the wage gap in the garment and shoe industry in Central, East and South East Europe
Located in Living Wage / Europe
Report finds ‘Made in Europe’ label tied to garment and shoe production in European sweatshops
by Paul Roeland published 09-11-2017 last modified 09-11-2017 06:56 — filed under: , , , ,
A new report published today by the Clean Clothes Campaign, Europe's Sweatshops, documents endemic poverty wages and other stark working conditions in the garment and shoe industry throughout Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Despite working overtime, many workers in the Ukraine for example make just EUR 89 a month, where a living wage would have to be five times that much. Among customers of the factories are fashion brands like Benetton, Esprit, GEOX, Triumph and Vera Moda.
Located in News / / 11 / 09
Garment workers are waiting for an answer – will H&M deliver on its promise to pay a living wage in 2018?
by Christie Miedema published 25-11-2017 last modified 24-11-2017 09:26 — filed under: , , ,
Four years ago today, H&M made a bold promise that, if kept, would mean a game changer for the industry. On 25 November 2013, the company vowed to pay what H&M calls a ‘fair living wage’ to the garment workers in its supply chain by 2018. On the fourth anniversary of H&M’s historic statement, with 2018 just around the corner, Clean Clothes Campaign and global partners are greatly anticipating the moment next year when every garment worker that stitches clothes for H&M will receive a living wage.
Located in News / / 11 / 25
File Albania Counbry Profile - in Albanian
by Paul Roeland published 29-11-2017 last modified 29-11-2017 15:47 — filed under: ,
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign / Translations