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Global brands should ensure garment worker safety
by geertjan published 12-09-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
CCC mourns the senseless deaths of at least 250 garment workers who perished in three factory fires in Pakistan and Russia this week.
Located in News / / 09 / 12
Pakistan fire victims producing for German low-cost retailer KIK
by geertjan published 25-09-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign today express their shock and outrage at the failure of German company KIK to ensure that workers in its supplier factories are employed in safe working conditions after it was confirmed that Ali Enterprises, which last week burnt down killing almost 300 people, was producing jeans for the low-cost retailer.
Located in News / / 09 / 25
Statement CCC on Bangladesh
by geertjan published 20-06-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
CCC is gravely worried about the violent repression of garment workers and their labour leaders in Ashulia in Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 06 / 21
Bangladeshi labor rights activist tortured and murdered
by geertjan published 11-04-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: ,
Aminul Islam, a Bangladeshi labor rights activist and former apparel worker was tortured and murdered last week in Dhaka. His body was dumped outside of the capital city and was found by local police last Thursday. According to the police report, Aminul Islam's body bore signs of brutal torture. It is most likely that Aminul was murdered because of his labour rights work.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
Agreement reached with PVH on safety in Bangladeshi garment factories
by geertjan published 22-03-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
CCC, together with Bangladeshi and international labour rights groups and trade unions, have signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the US based company PVH (owner of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein) to improve safety at their suppliers in Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 03 / 22
That's It Sportswear fire: one year on workers still dying in unsafe buildings
by geertjan published 15-12-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:34 — filed under: , ,
December 14 marks the first anniversary of the fire at That's It Sportswear garment factory in Bangladesh. The fire on December 14, 2010, caused the death of 29 workers, and injured a number of others, eleven of them seriously. The factory, belonging to the Hameem group, supplied US brands and retailers, including JC Penney, VF corporation, Gap, Philips Van Heusen, Abercrombie & Fitch, Carters, Kohls and Target.
Located in News / / 12 / 15
Trial against Bangladeshi labour rights advocates approaches
by geertjan published 30-05-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:27 — filed under: , ,
Just recently a judge in the case against Kalpona Akter and Babul Akhter from the Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Center (BCWS) and other labour leaders decided that the accused will have to appear in court next month under a system designed to speed up the trial process.
Located in News / / 05 / 30
Spectrum Relief Scheme finally completed
by geertjan published 01-05-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
On April 16 2011, the severely injured survivors of the 2005 Spectrum factory collapse as well as the families of the deceased workers received a final lump sum compensation payment during a ceremony in Dhaka. Estimates from worker representatives peg the number of injured workers at 8, and the number of families of deceased workers between 58 and 64. CCC regrets that Inditex has failed to provide us with the exact numbers, despite numerous attempts during the last 14 months to obtain this information. The ceremony was attended by Inditex (Zara), BGMEA, BNC, NGWF, ITGLWF, the ambassador of Spain and the Minister of Commerce. The event was covered extensively in the national media.
Located in News / / 05 / 01
April 11: 6th anniversary of the Spectrum collapse
by geertjan published 11-04-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
April 11 is day we remember the 64 workers who were killed and the 80 who injured when the Spectrum factory in Bangladesh collapsed in 2005. Since then at least 200 more Bangladeshi garment workers died as a result of factory fires, and many more were injured, while producing garments for major European or the US brands.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
At least 28 more garment workers die in Bangladeshi factory fire
by geertjan published 14-12-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
At least 28 more Bangladeshi garment workers have died and dozens more have been injured when a fire broke out on the 9th and 10th floors of the "That's It Sportswear Ltd" factory just outside the capital Dhaka. Labour rights groups are calling for action: "failure of brands, government and manufacturers to take preventive action condemns more workers to die."
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