6.8.14 - Cheap clothes giant Matalan asked to pay UN backed scheme £3m donates only £60,000, representing just £50 to each family of a worker killed.

11.6.14 - The Clean Clothes Campaign today releases a major new report that exposes widespread human rights violations in garment factories across Eastern Europe.

24 April, 2014: Labour rights campaigners will be marking the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster with a memorial action to demand justice for Bangladeshi garment workers affected by the collapse of the eight story building, which killed over 1138 workers.

Labour Behind the Label welcomes the commitment of Primark to provide a further round of short term relief to the workers of Rana Plaza and joins them in calling on the other brands linked to Rana Plaza to make similar contributions.

23.10.13 - Six months after a deadly building collapse in Bangladesh, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) have released a new report examining what progress has been made on delivering compensation to the families and workers affected by the tragedy.

24.7.13 - Today, exactly eight months after a fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory and three months after the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, the Clean Clothes Campaign calls on companies involved in the disasters to attend meetings aimed at providing compensation to survivors and the families of those killed.

Walmart and Gap – joined by many, but not all, US brands and retailers – have refused to sign the binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Instead, they offer a program that mimics the Accord rhetorically, but that omits the features that make an agreement meaningful. We explain why this scheme falls far short.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 16.5.13

  • 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!
  • GAP, Asda Walmart, Arcadia and Debenhams yet to sign.

A powerful alliance with leading unions IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union, the Clean Clothes Campaign and Worker Rights Consortium, supported by campaigns run by, among others, Avvaz, War on Want, Change.org and People and Planet have changed the rules of the game for workers in Bangladesh.

  • Primark, H&M, C&A and Inditex's decision to sign the legally binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is crucial: Pressure mounts on other key industry players to sign
  • The leadership of PvH (Calvin Klein/Tommy Hilfiger) and Tchibo, the first two companies to embrace a binding agreement, has been vital. 
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