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Textile mill fire in Bangladesh signals need for expanded safety inspections and remedy
by Christie Miedema published 16-06-2017 — filed under: , , ,
A devastating fire in a Bangladesh textile mill at the beginning of this month reaffirms the need to extend and expand the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety (the Accord), due to end in May 2018. The Accord, established four years ago to improve structural, electrical and fire safety in Bangladesh's garment factories, entered its final year last month and is currently in the process of being renegotiated. While the Accord covers 2.5 million workers in the ready-made-garment industry, workers in Bangladesh's textile mills remain unprotected by this agreement.
Located in News / / 06 / 16
BSCI 10th Anniversary Shame over Rana Plaza
by liz published 25-06-2013 — filed under: , , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign slams the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) for celebrating, on 26th June 2013, its tenth anniversary when it has yet to live up to its responsibilities for redress or prevention following the deaths and injuries of thousands of workers in the Rana Plaza tragedy.
Located in News / / 06 / 25
KIK signs compensation agreement for victims of Ali Enterprises fire tragedy
by geertjan published 09-01-2013 last modified 23-07-2013 10:30 — filed under: , , ,
AMSTERDAM - German discount giant KIK this week signed an agreement with the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) to make an initial payment to the victims and their families of US$ 1 million for immediate relief, and to negotiate a long term compensation package with all other involved stakeholders.
Located in News / / 01 / 10
CCC calls upon Solo Invest, KIK and Fox and Scott to contribute to compensation for SMART fire victims
by geertjan published 12-03-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 09:47 — filed under: , , , ,
CCC welcomes the agreement that was reached between unions in Bangladesh (IndustriALL Bangladesh) and global brands Inditex and New Look on the compensation for the families of 8 workers who died in a fire at Smart Fashions on the 26th of January this year. The workers were young women, six of them aged between 16 and 20 years old.
Located in News / / 03 / 13
Labels Primark and Mango found after factory collapse Bangladesh
by Paul Roeland published 24-04-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 10:13 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions and labour rights organisations in Bangladesh and around the world is calling for immediate action from international brands following today's collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, in Dhaka Bangladesh.
Located in News / / 04 / 24
“Stop the killing, act now” Clean Clothes Campaign urges brands to sign Safety Agreement
by geertjan published 26-04-2013 last modified 28-05-2013 14:52 — filed under: , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign is sickened by the preventable collapse of Rana Plaza and condemns brands for their failure to prevent such heavy loss of life once again. Brands must now come forward, ensure emergency steps are taken and pay without delay into a compensation fund for the victims and their families. They must also commit to prevent future disasters.
Located in News / / 04 / 29
Cautious welcome to brand compensation, Rana Plaza
by Paul Roeland published 01-05-2013 last modified 18-06-2013 06:30 — filed under: , , , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is giving a cautious welcome to the announcements of five brands implicated in the Rana Plaza tragedy that they will pay compensation to victims of the building collapse last Wednesday. They also urge more of the 50 plus brands linked to the disaster to step forward. The details of the brands’ proposals have not been published.
Located in News / / 05 / 01
Global support for Bangladesh factory safety surpasses one million
by Paul Roeland published 10-05-2013 last modified 19-06-2017 14:12 — filed under: , , , , ,
Over one million people have signed petitions calling for brands sourcing from Bangladesh to sign the legally-binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh immediately.
Located in News / / 05 / 10
CCC welcomes European Parliament support for compensation demand and for binding Bangladesh Safety Accord
by Paul Roeland published 30-05-2013 — filed under: , , , ,
With near unanimous votes, this is another strong signal to brands to take their responsability.
Located in News / / 05 / 30
CCC welcomes H&M and Inditex decision to sign legally binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
by Paul Roeland published 13-05-2013 last modified 20-06-2013 16:10 — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign welcomes the monumental news that H&M and Inditex agreed to sign the legally binding, enforceable and transparent Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh with IndustriALL, UNI and Bangladeshi unions. CCC will sign the Accord as a witness.
Located in News / / 05 / 13