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Progress made since Rana Plaza collapse at risk
by Christie Miedema published 14-02-2019 last modified 18-02-2019 09:02 — filed under: , ,
The safety programme that has been instrumental in restoring international trust in the Bangladeshi garment industry after the deadly Rana Plaza collapse of 2013 risks being expelled from the country without a credible alternative in place. Negotiations between signatories of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and the government of Bangladesh have grounded to a halt, as Bangladeshi authorities have thus far refused to accept any other outcome than a swift and unconditional handover of the Accord’s tasks to national inspection entities.
Located in News / / 02 / 14
Public Eye Awards 2014: Gap receives 'award of shame'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 23-01-2014 last modified 23-01-2014 09:22 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
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.
Located in News / / 01 / 23
Rana Plaza one year on
by emma published 24-04-2014 last modified 24-04-2014 07:19 — filed under: , , ,
A year to the day after the deadly collapse of Rana Plaza Clean Clothes Campaign remembers all those who died or were injured.
Located in News / / 04 / 24
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
Rana Plaza, one year on: Brands still failing survivors & victim’s families.
by emma published 23-04-2014 last modified 24-04-2014 07:24 — filed under: , ,
As events take place around the world to remember those who died and were injured, campaigners demand brands pay up.
Located in News / / 04 / 23
Rana Plaza: Demands to brands
by Paul Roeland published 02-05-2013 last modified 28-05-2013 14:50 — filed under: , , , ,
We are calling on all brands sourcing from the devastated Rana Plaza factories which collapsed on Wednesday 24th April 2013 to provide emergency relief, medical costs and compensation to all those affected by the fire.
Located in News / / 05 / 02
Rana Plaza: Global day action pushes brands to pay
by Mirjam van Heugten published 29-04-2015 — filed under: , , ,
The Rana Plaza Global Day of Action on April 24 pushed brands to contribute several millions for the survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse. A last minute initiative secured additional donations to the Rana Plaza compensation fund, but despite this US$2.7 million is still needed. Clean Clothes Campaign calls on brands to fill the remaining funding gap by May Day.
Located in News / / 04 / 29
Repression of Workers Continues Under Bangladesh's Military-Backed Government
by geertjan published 05-08-2008 last modified 29-04-2013 15:59 — filed under: ,
Since January 2007 the Bangladesh government has banned political and trade union activities and given itself "state of emergency" powers which severely limit civil rights. Labour rights activists and workers have been arrested, put under surveillance, interrogated or detained.
Located in News / / 08 / 05
Safety scheme GAP and Walmart only 'empty promises'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 10-07-2013 last modified 10-07-2013 19:23 — filed under: , , , , ,
Walmart and Gap – joined by many, but not all, US brands and retailers – have refused to sign the binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Instead, they offer a program that mimics the Accord rhetorically, but that omits the features that make an agreement meaningful. We explain why this scheme falls far short.
Located in News / / 07 / 10
Shila Begum - survivors story
by emma published 17-04-2014 last modified 24-04-2014 07:34 — filed under: , ,
At just 26 years of age Shila's life has been changed forever after being trapped in Rana Plaza. This April she joined campaigners across Europe to call on brands to Pay Up!
Located in Safety / Rana Plaza