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Interviews with workers, survivors and relatives of workers who died in the Spectrum-Shahriyar disaster.
by geertjan published 01-06-2005 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Transcripts of interviews with Spectrum workers and relatives of workers who died or are still missing as well as interviews with a few workers of the adjacent Shahriyar Fabrics factory.
Located in News / / 06 / 01
Factory collapsed - Bangladeshi Garment Workers Buried Alive
by geertjan published 01-04-2005 last modified 29-04-2013 10:04 — filed under: , , ,
Twenty-three people were reported dead and approximately 350 others trapped, under debris after a nine-story factory building in Bangladesh collapsed early Monday morning.
Located in News / / 04 / 01
9 Dead and 50 Wounded in Garment Factory Tragedy Bangladesh
by geertjan published 06-06-2004 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Please take action to support union demands in the wake of another garment factory tragedy occurred in Bangladesh. On May 3rd nine women were trampled to death and 50 others injured when they ran for their lives after a false fire alarm, at a building housing several garment factories in Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 06 / 06
Protest murder of Cambodian union leader
by geertjan published 31-01-2004 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , , ,
On January 22 Chea Vichea, the president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), which organizes garment workers, was shot dead in Phnom Penh. The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) condemns this killing and deplores this use of violence to attempt to silence the movement for workers' rights in Cambodia. We call upon our network members to demand immediate action from the Cambodian government to investigate this murder and bring Vichea's killers and those behind the killing to justice.
Located in News / / 02 / 01
Garment workers die in Bangladeshi fire alarm
by geertjan published 01-08-2001 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Another tragedy occured last week (august 8 2001) as 24 workers died in a stampede following a fire alarm. Please find below the press release send out by the ITGLWF. We are trying to find out for whom and to which countries the company was producing. All information on this is welcome!
Located in News / / 08 / 01
Unions: The Right to Organise and work together
by geertjan published 14-11-2012 last modified 29-04-2013 09:39 — filed under:
Workers are not allowed to form a union or any other organisation. Management has warned them that if anyone tries to organise workers and form a union they would be handed over to the police. • A factory worker from Bangladesh
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2008-2009: Turkey: A Union is a Right - Not a Luxury
by geertjan published 21-03-2013 last modified 29-04-2013 10:44 — filed under: , ,
In April 2008, hundreds of workers at DESA joined Deri Is, the Turkish leather workers union; 44 of them were subsequently dismissed, while another 55 were forced to resign from the union. Workers reacted by demonstrating outside the DESA factory in the Düzce Industrial Zone where they faced constant repression by local police. Many protesters were arrested.
Located in Issues / Archive: Urgent Appeals 2005-2011
File PDF document Fatal Fashion - Analysis of Recent Factory Fires in Pakistan and Bangladesh
by Paul Roeland published 05-06-2013 last modified 13-01-2016 14:13 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) in March 2013 published a report analysing two recent factory fires in the export-oriented garment industry in Bangladesh and Pakistan in which more than 400 lives were lost. ‘Fatal fashion’ is an urgent call upon governments, suppliers, brands, retailers, audit firms and certification bodies for a fundamental game-change to protect and respect workers’ rights.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
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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File PDF document The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the human rights of workers to form or join trade unions and to bargain collectively
by Paul Roeland last modified 19-01-2016 10:40 — filed under: , , ,
Respect for the human rights of workers is fundamental to the human rights and business debate. With this paper from November 2012, we reaffirm the centrality of industrial relations to both the exercise of due diligence and the remediation of adverse human rights impacts within the framework of the UN Guiding Principles. This paper sets out what it means for a business enterprise to respect the rights of workers to join or form a trade union and the right to bargain collectively. Written by the International Trade Union Confederation, IndustriALL Global Union, the Clean Clothes Campaign and UNI Global Union.
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