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Victory: All 23 released from jail in Cambodia
by Mirjam van Heugten published 02-06-2014 last modified 02-06-2014 09:34 — filed under: , ,
On Friday 30th May, the court convicted and then released the 23 garment workers and unionists who were arrested during the violent crackdown of the wage protest in Cambodia last January. Their sentences were suspended after huge pressure from international campaign groups and unions.
Located in News / / 06 / 02
Clean Clothes Campaign response to agreement between H&M and IndustriALL
by Mirjam van Heugten published 11-11-2015 last modified 02-12-2015 11:54 — filed under: , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the agreement which was recently signed between H&M and global workers federation IndustriALL, yet sees room for improvement for the Global Framework Agreement (GFA) which was also signed by Swedish trade union IF Metall.
Located in News / / 11 / 11
Global living wage campaign for Cambodia kicks off
by Mirjam van Heugten published 20-11-2015 last modified 20-11-2015 09:24 — filed under: , , , , , ,
On the first day of a wave of international actions, Clean Clothes Campaign announces its support for the demand of a coalition of Cambodian unions that the multinational brands must ensure a minimum wage of US $177. Today, thousands of women and men in Cambodia and around the world, will wear stickers saying “brands must provide a living wage for workers!” in factories which produce apparel for major global brands such as H&M, Inditex, Levi's and GAP.
Located in News / / 11 / 20
H&M under fire as Swedish television unearths Cambodian production scandal
by geertjan published 25-10-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
A documentary revealing the miserable conditions faced by Cambodian factory workers producing goods for the fashion retailer H&M was aired on Swedish national television last night. Campaigners and the media are calling on H&M to respond to allegations of poverty pay in the industry.
Located in News / / 10 / 25
Swooning over fashion?
by geertjan published 18-09-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign started a Europe-wide campaign called No More Excuses to demand companies pay sweatshop workers in Cambodia enough to lift them out of poverty. Campaigners in 11 European countries will work together to call on popular brands to pay a living wage to workers. You can help!
Located in News / / 09 / 18
Sous Chantha released but contrived criminal charges upheld
by geertjan published 24-06-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
After a three hour trial on 24 June, in Phnom Penh; Sous Chantha, Cambodian union leader and former employee of United Apparel Garment factory was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for drug distribution. The sentence was reportedly set at seven months plus five days time-served and two months suspended sentence. After some discussion with legal officials, Sous was then released after the prosecution stated its decision not to appeal.
Located in News / / 06 / 24
Sous Chantha – Imprisoned labour leader from Cambodia due in trial
by geertjan published 23-06-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
On 24 June, after 8 months imprisonment, Sous Chantha is due to appear in court. We all hope he will be released. The CCC issued a letter to the Cambodian government calling for his immediate and unconditional release and for the reinstatement of Sous and the other workers who were dismissed after a national strike for higher wages in September 2010. The CCC is also in touch with the relevant brands to demand the reinstatement of the dismissed workers.
Located in News / / 06 / 23
Wage increases in Cambodia!
by geertjan published 15-03-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:25 — filed under: ,
After months of intense struggle, unions and employers reached an agreement to increase wages in Cambodia. The agreement follows months of unprecedented labour activism. In Cambodia, a rapidly growing garment industry has become the most important industrial sector and income-earner.
Located in News / / 03 / 15
Freedom Balloons
by geertjan published 10-02-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Relatives and friends of the unfairly imprisoned Cambodian union leader Sous Chantha gathered in front of the prison to protest his detention. They launched dozens of balloons, hoping that Sous Chantha himself would also get a glimpse of the action from within the prison walls. In December, the CCC issued an urgent appeal to demand his immediate release.
Located in News / / 02 / 10
Over 300 Striking Garment Workers Still Victimised
by geertjan published 11-01-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:25 — filed under: ,
Thanks to all of you who took action after our appeal in January: since then over a 160 workers who had been dismissed after striking for better wages have got their jobs back. Pressure on international brands that subcontract production to these factories, like Gap, H&M and Zara, has yielded substantial results, but more remains to be done.
Located in News / / 01 / 11