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Migrant workers excluded from maternity leave
by Mirjam van Heugten published 29-08-2013 last modified 09-09-2013 19:51 — filed under: , ,
In August, long time CCC partner the MAP Foundation in Thailand publicized the outrageous proposal by a senior official at the Thai Ministry of Labour. The proposal states that migrant workers should be excluded from the right to maternity leave, child allowance and unemployment benefits.
Located in News / / 08 / 29
Migrants fight to organise
by emma published 18-12-2013 — filed under: ,
Freedom of association or the right to organise is crucial for workers - migrants or not - to be able to exercise their right to decent work.
Located in Issues / Migrants: In Depth / Issues
First time victory: Migrant workers receive minimum wage in Thailand
by geertjan published 20-06-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
For the first time, migrant workers in the Mae Sot area successfully demanded wages in accordance with the new legal minimum wage. Factory owner M Apparel (one of Lee's suppliers) gave into the demand of 323 (mostly female) workers after negotiations with the workers who received support of MAP foundation and Yaung Chi Oo Worker Association.
Located in News / / 06 / 20
Malaysian migrant workers' advocate pressured to accept settlement with electronics company
by geertjan published 05-09-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:33 — filed under: ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is dismayed by the outcome of the legal case against human rights defender, lawyer and blogger Charles Hector.
Located in News / / 09 / 05
Stop the court case against Malaysian Human Rights Defender Charles Hector
by geertjan published 16-08-2011 last modified 07-04-2016 08:45 — filed under: , ,
The next hearing against human rights defender and activist Charles Hector is rapidly approaching (23 August), but the Japanese company taking Charles to court, Asahi Kosei, still refuses to drop the case.
Located in News / / 08 / 16
Migrant workers' advocate still facing trial
by geertjan published 09-06-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Several hearings in the defamation case against human rights defender and activist Charles Hector have taken place since our last update. On June 10, 2011, the High Court judge refused the application filed by Charles Hector to join 31 Burmese migrant worker as parties in the defamation case against him. This would protect these workers against possible deportation. Charles Hector has appealed this decision at the Court of Appeal, but the court refused to grant a stay of the proceedings until after this appeal has been heard.
Located in News / / 06 / 09
Hitachi Supplier sues Malaysian Labour Rights Activist
by geertjan published 14-04-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
A major supplier to the electronics multinational Hitachi is suing Malaysian labour rights activist and lawyer Charles Hector following weblog publication of violations of workers' rights.
Located in News / / 04 / 14
Migrants: Workers on the move
by geertjan published 14-11-2012 last modified 29-04-2013 09:41 — filed under: ,
They took us to the airport and left us there for three days. We couldn’t travel, because we didn’t have tickets. Armed gunmen, who we were told were from the armed forces, threatened us. We feared we would be shot if we continued to protest. We were then rounded up in a camp. • Factory worker in Mauritius
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File PDF document False Promises: Migrant Workers in the Global Garment Industry
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:33 — filed under:
Migrant workers are becoming an increasingly important part of the workforce within the global garment industry. These workers are in a particularly vulnerable position in terms of workplace exploitation – in addition to low pay and long working hours, they often experience debt bondage, threats of violence and deportation - and they face specific barriers to voicing and demanding their rights as workers. This CCC Discussion Paper from 2009 shares research that will help raise awareness of the experiences of migrant workers in the garment industry and provides an input to ongoing discussions on how the CCC network and others can move forward to support respect for migrant workers’ rights.
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Nordic fashion brands need to tackle abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish garment factories
by Christie Miedema published 18-01-2017 last modified 18-01-2017 09:00 — filed under: , , ,
Thousands of Syrian refugees work long hours in Turkey’s apparel factories in unhealthy conditions with salaries below the minimum wage. Despite Turkey being an important sourcing market for the Nordic brands H&M, KappAhl, Lindex, Gina Tricot and Varner (BikBok, Cubus, Carlings et al), the companies are not doing enough to prevent discrimination of Syrians in their supply chains, according to a report by Fair Action and Future in our hands.
Located in News / / 01 / 18