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Labour rights groups call for a review of EU-Bangladesh trade agreement following massive crackdown on workers rights
by Mirjam van Heugten published 13-02-2017 last modified 14-02-2017 10:59 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is today joining calls from the global trade unions to demand that the European Union immediately initiate an immediate investigation into serious and systematic violations of fundamental workers’ rights in Bangladesh as provided under the EU’s “Everything But Arms” trade scheme. The call follows the arbitrary arrest and detention of workers and union leaders, the closure of union offices, mass dismissals and ongoing threats and intimidation of union activists.
Located in News / / 02 / 13
Labour rights violations in H&M's "best in class" supplier factories in Cambodia
by Christie Miedema published 23-09-2016 last modified 23-09-2016 06:55 — filed under: , , ,
Working conditions in garment factories in Cambodia supplying H&M are far from decent even in those that H&M considers to be «best in class». This is the conclusion of a report released by Cambodian NGO Center for Alliance of Labor & Human Rights (CENTRAL) and Future In Our Hands, which represents Clean Clothes Campaign in Norway. The report «When ‘best’ is far from good enough» is based on interviews with workers and describes labour rights violations in four of H&M’s key suppliers in Cambodia.
Located in News / / 09 / 22
Mizuno denies support to unfairly dismissed Indonesian workers
by Mirjam van Heugten published 07-03-2016 last modified 08-03-2016 08:17 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Japanese sports brand Mizuno, celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, continues to refuse to help 346 Indonesian workers who were unfairly dismissed after a strike in 2012. Some of the women, who have been working for years on Mizuno sportswear, lost their homes and families after the company producing for Mizuno sacked them. Adidas, another buyer at the factory at the time, also refuses to support the workers.
Located in News / / 03 / 07
Mulberry slammed for worker exploitation at Turkish factory
by Mirjam van Heugten published 15-09-2015 last modified 15-09-2015 10:07 — filed under: , , , ,
Turkish workers and activists globally are launching a series of protests against handbag brand Mulberry for failing to protect the rights of workers in its Izmir supplier factory. More than 15 store actions are planned to take place across Europe and the US this Wednesday and Thursday.
Located in News / / 09 / 15
New Fairtrade Standard will not benefit garment workers
by Mirjam van Heugten published 22-03-2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Fairtrade International announced to publish its new Fairtrade Textile Standard on 22 March 2016. Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) raised concerns and gave detailed input during the Standard’s development and remains critical today. In order to improve working conditions, a sector-wide approach is needed and corporate behavior has to change, not only some selected supply chains.
Located in News / / 03 / 22
Open letter to all brands sourcing from Cambodia
by Mirjam van Heugten published 22-03-2016 last modified 04-04-2016 13:48 — filed under: , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign published an open letter to all brands in Cambodia to publicly support freedom of association and independent unions in Cambodia. We call upon the brands, representatives for H&M, Inditex, C&A, Levi Strauss, Marks & Spencer, Tchibo, Primark and other brands to widely disseminate a public support statement, for a Trade Union Law which fully complies with ILO Conventions 87 and 98 as a condition for future sourcing from the country.
Located in News / / 03 / 22
Open letter: After five years, it is high time to pay severance to 345 workers who made adidas and Mizuno shoes
by Christie Miedema published 12-07-2017 — filed under: , , , ,
Today five years ago, a group of Indonesian workers started a strike after their employer had denied them the provincial sectoral wage as well as freedom of association. By the end of July, 1,300 workers were dismissed for participating in the strike. Five years on, 345 workers are still fighting for their rightful severance pay. On this day, Clean Clothes Campaign published an open letter to adidas and Mizuno, the two brands that sourced from the factory in the years preceding these events.
Located in News / / 07 / 12
Pressure mounting for UNIQLO to pay Indonesian workers compensation
by Mirjam van Heugten published 23-03-2017 last modified 30-03-2017 13:10 — filed under: , , ,
Following the actions on International Women's Day in Hong Kong, two Indonesian unions protested at the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10.00 A.M. They demand justice for workers at the shuttered factory PT Jaba Garmindo in Indonesia, which supplied Japanese retailer Uniqlo.
Located in News / / 03 / 23
Rana Plaza three years on: the struggle for justice and safety is not over
by Christie Miedema published 22-04-2016 last modified 25-04-2016 09:34 — filed under: , , , , ,
As the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse approaches, the Clean Clothes Campaign is releasing a comprehensive update on the efforts that have been taken by workers, governments, trade unions, activists and brands to demand improvements to the Bangladesh garment industry and to get justice for the families affected by this horrendous disaster.
Located in News / / 04 / 22
Statement: Clean Clothes Campaign condemns charges against trade unionists in Cambodia
by Christie Miedema published 26-02-2016 last modified 14-04-2016 11:58 — filed under: , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign strongly condemns the recent attacks on workers and trade unionists in Cambodia and is particularly concerned about the targeting of trade union leaders such as Ath Thorn and Athit Kong (Cambodian Labour Confederation). Clean Clothes Campaign has protested the harassment in letters to the Cambodian Government and the EU delegation and European embassies in Cambodia.
Located in News / / 02 / 26