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Three years after Rana Plaza solidarity and struggle are still needed
by Christie Miedema published 24-04-2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Today, on the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, the Clean Clothes Campaign reiterates its solidarity with the survivors and the families of the 1,134 killed when the building they were working in collapsed on 24 April 2013. Over the past three years the Clean Clothes Campaign has fought with these families to demand and win compensation for their losses, and we will continue to support their ongoing struggle to attain full justice. Above all, we continue to press for the structural changes that are vital to prevent catastrophes like these from happening in the future.
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
Labour groups demand H&M deliver "safety conscious" fashion
by Christie Miedema published 07-04-2016 last modified 14-04-2016 10:39 — filed under: , , ,
Labour rights groups in Europe, Bangladesh and North America are today launching a call for consumers to participate in a global day of action on May 3rd. The protests, which will coincide with H&M’s 2016 Annual General Meeting in Solna, Sweden, will demand H&M finally keep its promises to make its Bangladeshi supplier factories safe. A review of corrective action plans relating to 32 of H&M’s strategic suppliers, carried out this week, shows that the majority of these factories still lack adequate fire exits nearly three years after H&M committed to improve working conditions by signing the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
Located in News / / 04 / 07
Initial statement regarding fire at Matrix Sweaters Factory
by Christie Miedema published 02-02-2016 last modified 17-02-2016 08:22 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign, the International Labor Rights Forum, the Maquila Solidarity Network, and the Worker Rights Consortium are deeply disturbed to hear of another serious fire breaking out at a garment factory in Bangladesh – the factory supplies H&M and JC Penney, according to public records. The fire service is reporting that some injuries were sustained, but no details have been provided to date.
Located in News / / 02 / 02
Bangladeshi factories remain unsafe: H&M suppliers fail on deadlines to address safety hazards
by Christie Miedema published 28-01-2016 last modified 09-02-2016 13:03 — filed under: , ,
As Swedish fashion giant H&M prepares to announce a predicted increase in their profits for 2015, labour rights groups are calling on the company to do more to protect garment workers in Bangladesh, after a review of H&M’s strategic suppliers shows that severe delays in carrying out urgent and vital building repairs continue to leave tens of thousands of workers at risk of death and injury.
Located in News / / 01 / 28
File PDF document Deadly Denim: Sandblasting in the Bangladesh Garment Industry
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:31 — filed under: ,
Sandblasting has become the key method for finishing most modern jeans requiring that ‘worn-out’ look. Under the sandblasting process the denim is smoothed, shaped and cleaned by forcing abrasive particles across it at high speeds. The process is fast and cheap and demand for pre-worn denim has led to a massive rise in its use. But this fashion comes at a price: the health and even the lives of sandblasting workers. The Deadly Denim report from March 2012 describes the true cost of these blue jeans.
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File PDF document Hazardous workplaces: Making the Bangladesh Garment industry safe
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:24 — filed under: , , ,
The safety record of the Bangladesh garment industry is one of the worst in the world. This briefing from November 2012 aims to give an overview of what action needs to be taken by the different actors involved in order to improve the safety of garment factories in Bangladesh, what has been achieved so far both in preventing future tragedies and compensating the victims of previous incidents and what more could and should be done by the brands, retailers and employers to ensure that the workers of Bangladesh are not risking their lives for the sake of cheap fashion.
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Three years after Tazreen factory fire CCC stands with affected workers
by Christie Miedema published 24-11-2015 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is today marking the third anniversary of a devastating fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Ashulia, Bangladesh. Our thoughts are with all those families and individuals whose lives were changed as a result of the events of that night and we continue to stand with these families as they fight for justice for the loss and injury of their loved ones.
Located in News / / 11 / 24
Pakistani widow of Ali Enterprises factory fire visits Germany to appeal to German Retailer KiK
by Christie Miedema published 23-11-2015 — filed under: , , ,
From 23 to 27 November 2015, Shahida Parveen and Farhat Fatima from Pakistan will visit Berlin to draw attention to the global campaign demanding KiK provide long term compensation to the families affected by the Ali Enterprises factory fire in 2012. Shahida Parveen, a widow of one of the workers who was killed in the fire, intends to deliver her #MakeKikPay petition to KiK representatives during her stay in Germany. She will be accompanied by Farhat Fatima from the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER), an organisation that signed a legal agreement with KiK for a negotiated settlement of long-term compensation to the survivors and victims’ families of the Ali enterprises tragedy.
Located in News / / 11 / 23
Three years after Tazreen factory fire Walmart still refuses to pay
by Mirjam van Heugten published 18-11-2015 — filed under: , , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign and the International Labor Rights Forum are today calling on international brands, including Walmart and El Corte Ingles, to contribute to a fund established to make payments to the families of the 112 workers killed and those permanently injured in a fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 11 / 18