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. 

For immediate release: 30th April 2013

Labour Behind the Label welcomes the statement released by Primark yesterday, in which they acknowledge responsibility for the devastating loss of life at Rana Plaza last Wednesday and commit to paying compensation to the victims of the disaster. We call on the other brands sourcing from Rana Plaza factories to identify themselves and make a similar commitment.

29.04.2013 - Labour Behind the Label, the UK platform for the 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 must 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.

24.4.13 LONDON – Labour rights groups and trade unions in Bangladesh and internationally are calling for immediate action from international brands following today's collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh. Over 82 workers were killed in the wreckage and over 800 injured, with the death toll is set to rise as further bodies are found.

The building contained 3 separate clothing factories, which locals say housed around 6,000 workers. Following the collapse, activists were able to enter the ruins and discovered labels from brands including Primark and Mango, indicating that they were sourcing from the factories. Rana Plaza also produced for a host of well known brand names including C&A, KIK and Wal-Mart.

Anna McMullen of Labour Behind the Label said of Apple's decision to remove 'Sweatshop HD' game from its App Store:

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