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Urge KIK to identify buyers and pay compensation to Pakistan fire victims
by geertjan published 16-10-2012 last modified 23-07-2013 10:53 — filed under: , , ,
On Tuesday 11th September almost 300 workers were killed when a fire ripped through the Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi, Pakistan. At the time of the fire the factory was producing jeans for the German low cost retailer, KIK, which has more than 3000 stores in eight European countries.
Located in News / / 10 / 16
Vigils at European C&A stores for justice Tazreen fire victims
by geertjan published 05-12-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , , ,
This week Clean Clothes Campaigns in Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Austria organise candlelight vigils in front of C&A stores. The labour rights group calls upon C&A and other buyers from the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh to ensure compensation to the victims, take credible steps to prevent future tragedies in the industry and support a full and transparent investigation into the fires. C&A and Li&Fung have confirmed that they were sourcing from Tazreen at the time of the fire that caused the death of at least 112 workers, and injured more than 50. Other companies that confirmed sourcing from Tazreen in the past year include Spanish companies Sfera and Hipercor (subsidaries of El Corte Inglés) and the German discounter KIK.
Located in News / / 12 / 05
File PDF document Wal-Mart's Sweatshop Monitoring Fails to Catch Violations: The Story of Toys Made in China for Wal-Mart
by Paul Roeland last modified 24-04-2013 18:57 — filed under: , ,
Field research by Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) conducted in 2007 shows that Wal-Mart consistently fails to catch and stop serious labor violations in its Chinese supplier factories. Indeed, the working conditions in Wal-Mart’s Chinese supplier factories are increasingly falling below the International Labor Organization’s defined minimum standard for socially acceptable work. Interviews conducted between June 2005 and December 2006 with eighty-two workers at five Wal-Mart toy supplier factories in the industrial zones of Shenzhen and Zhuhai in Guangdong province uncovered widespread illegal and unethical labor practices that previously eluded Wal-Mart auditors.
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We made it! - Global Breakthrough as Retail Brands sign up to Bangladesh Factory Safety Deal
by Paul Roeland published 15-05-2013 last modified 15-05-2013 23:38 — filed under: , ,
Geneva 16 May 2013 – The world’s leading retail labels commit to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh before the midnight deadline. The Accord now covers more than 1000 Bangladeshi garment factories. Implementation starts now!
Located in News / / 05 / 16
Which brands need to Pay Up!
by emma published 16-04-2014 last modified 16-04-2014 14:03 — filed under: , ,
With just a week to go until the first anniversary of the terrible collapse of Rana Plaza just 1/3 of the money needed has been committed to the Donor Trust Fund. Clean Clothes Campaign is calling for all brands connected to Rana Plaza or Bangladesh to Pay Up! The survivors and victims' families have suffered enough.
Located in News / / 04 / 16
File PDF document Who pays for our clothing from Lidl and KiK?
by Paul Roeland last modified 19-01-2016 11:48 — filed under: , ,
A study from July 2008 into the impact of buying practices of the discounters Lidl and KiK in Bangladesh and the precarisation of working conditions in German retailing.
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Widow from 2012 factory fire petitions KiK
by Paul Roeland published 05-03-2015 last modified 06-03-2015 13:54 — filed under: , ,
Widow from 2012 factory fire in Pakistan launches community petition demanding long-term compensation from German company KiK
Located in News / / 03 / 05
Will Walmart, Benetton and Mango show they care?
by Mirjam van Heugten published 04-09-2013 — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
All brands, including Walmart, who are linked to the Tazreen and Rana Plaza disasters are being called on to attend meetings on compensation in Geneva on September 11 (Tazreen) and 12 (Rana Plaza) convened by IndustriALL Global Union. The ILO has agreed to facilitate the meetings as a neutral and independent chair. Representatives of the Bangladesh government and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exports Association (BGMEA) have also been invited.
Located in News / / 09 / 04
Window-dressing in Bangladesh?
by Paul Roeland published 02-10-2014 — filed under: ,
In Bangladesh, about 4 million garment workers produce exports worth well over US$ 20 billion every year. Their work is rewarded with subsistence wages at best, and is often carried out in poorly constructed factories. However, organising in trade unions remains hazardous, as the industry is steeped in a culture of impunity.
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File Workers' Right to Compensation after Garment Factory Disasters: Making Rights a Reality
by Paul Roeland published 14-03-2018 — filed under: , ,
Although it’s been five years since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse, in many countries survivors’ right to compensation for death and injury remains reliant on voluntary donations fuelled by media pressure. A new report, written by worker health and safety expert Dr Rebecca Prentice, compares and draws lessons from schemes to pay compensation to injured workers and dependents of those killed in the recent Ali Enterprises, Tazreen and Rana Plaza garment factory disasters. The report calls for the introduction and strengthening of national employment injury insurance schemes that are lacking in many garment-producing countries.
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