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Kidnapped Union Leader Released
by geertjan published 25-08-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:21 — filed under: , ,
Take action now to condemn the kidnapping of a trade union leader at a Marks & Spencer supplier factory in India. The union leader was abducted on August 25 by a gang at the factory grounds where he works. The kidnapping was part of a brutal attack against 60 workers, mostly women. It took place as they arrived for work at the Viva Global factory in Gurgaon, India.
Located in News / / 08 / 25
Bangladesh Labour Organisation Harassed by Government
by geertjan published 28-07-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
On June 16 2010, a staff member of the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) was detained and severely beaten by Bangladeshi security forces. This occurred just two weeks after BCWS was arbitrarily stripped of its legal status as an NGO. Take action today to support BCWS staff.
Located in News / / 07 / 28
Compensation Bangladeshi Fire Victims Inadequate
by geertjan published 21-06-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Trade unions and labour groups in Bangladesh continue their call upon international buyers to ensure the compensation meets the needs of the families of the workers who died in a fire in the Garib & Garib factory in February this year.
Located in News / / 06 / 21
Action for safe factories in Bangladesh on 5th anniversary of Spectrum disaster
by geertjan published 11-04-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , , ,
April 11 marks the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Spectrum/Shahriyar Sweater factory in Bangladesh, which killed 64 workers and injured 80, 54 of whom were seriously injured. The Spectrum collapse focused global attention on the chronic safety problems in the Bangladesh garment industry. To mark the anniversary of the Spectrum collapse, the CCC, the Maquila Solidarity Network (Canada), and the International Labor Rights Forum (USA) call upon all buyers sourcing garments in Bangladesh to take proactive, sustained, and coordinated measures to help eliminate these systemic problems.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
Garib Fire Survivors Call for Justice and a Safe Industry
by geertjan published 11-03-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:17 — filed under: , ,
Following a horrific factory fire that killed 21 employees of a garment factory in Bangladesh, the factory workers are demanding swift reforms, a criminal investigation and compensation for the victims. Support these workers’ demands by writing to the Government of Bangladesh and international fashion brands sourcing from this factory.
Located in News / / 03 / 11
21 Workers Die at Bangladeshi Factory Fire
by geertjan published 02-03-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Bangladesh unions and international labour rights organisations are calling for immediate action from brands and the government of Bangladesh following a fatal factory fire which killed at least 21 workers and injured a further 50.
Located in News / / 03 / 02
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
Leading Sports Brands, Unions, NGOs Form Working Group
by geertjan published 02-07-2008 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
A month before the start of the Beijing Olympics key sporting goods brands including Nike, adidas, New Balance, Umbro and Speedo are forming a ground breaking joint working group with trade unions and NGOs to explore amongst other issues how to promote trade unionism and collective bargaining as well as improving wages across the sector.
Located in News / / 07 / 02
International Action Day for Workers Health & Safety in Bangladesh
by geertjan published 01-04-2006 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Never Again! CCC joins its Bangladeshi partners in calling for an International Action Day for Workers Health & Safety in Bangladesh
Located in News / / 04 / 01
Three tragedies hit Bangladesh factories in one week, leaving scores dead, wounded
by geertjan published 27-02-2006 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Outrage following more Bangladesh garment worker deaths. Hundreds were reported dead or injured following three separate incidents in the Bangladesh garment and textile sector last week, according to various local and international news and Bangladeshi trade union reports.
Located in News / / 02 / 27