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Action Update: Number 28

Action Update: Number 28

Find our what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

In this issue you will find information on Bangladeshi garment workers’ ongoing struggle for fair pay in the face of violent government repression, as well as an update on the future of the Accord and our concerns over worker safety. We share our findings on the dismal state of pay in the global garment industry with the launch of our new report: Tailored Wages UK 2019, and update you on our campaign for H&M to keep its promise and pay garment workers a living wage. This issue also takes a look at fast fashion and the environmental crisis, and contains information on how you can get involved with our campaigns and join our activist army.

Read it here: Action Update: Number 28

Action Update: Winter 2018

Action Update: Winter 2018

Find our what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

 

This issue looks at the potential for devastation as the Bangladesh Transition Accord, protecting the safety of Bangladeshi garment workers, is in peril due to a High Court injunction to remove it, jeopardising the safety of millions of workers. Remaining in Bangladesh, we look at the desperate action workers are taking, including going on hunger strike, to demand an increase to the minimum wage. There is information on the UK’s home-grown sweatshop factories in Leicester, as well as our Black Friday action in the face of H&M’s failed promise to pay a living wage. We also celebrate the success of our Invisible Threads fundraising Art Auction, which raised an amazing £2,800.

Read it here: Action Update Winter 2018

Action Update: Summer 2018

Action Update: Summer 2018

Find our what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

 

This issue marks five years since the devastating Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, and this issue takes a look at which brands have yet to sign the Transition Accord for Bangladeshi workers safety, and marks campaign success as Next, Sainsburys and Debenhams sign up to protect their workers. We are celebrating a transparency campaign win as fast-fashion clothing giant Primark caves to pressure and discloses their supplier list. There is information on H&M’s forgotten promise to pay a living wage to their garment workers, a message to the England football team as they return home from a strong World Cup performance, and a celebration for the acquittal of Cambodian workers rights activist Tola Moeun.

Read it here: Action Update Summer 2018

Action Update: Winter 2017

Action Update: Winter 2017

Find our what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

2017 has been a busy and important year for Labour Behind the Label. As we respond to external factors around funding we continue to make impact and push for change for the workers who make our clothes.

Here you will read about the Change Your Shoes campaign where you will be provided with a round-up of our work changing how the shoe industry operates. You will read updates on the most pressing Urgent Appeals we are focusing on – in Cambodia and Turkey where workers are not being listened to and refused their rights. We are doing all we can to change this. 

Also in this update you will hear about ways to get involved in with fundraising – at a time when it is needed most. Donate to support our Urgent Appeal work, or sign up to raise awareness and funds through our Six Items Challenge.

 

Read it here: Action Update Winter 2017

Action Update: Summer 2017

Action Update: Summer 2017

Find our what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

Our Step Up campaign launched in May to demand transparency from shoe and clothing brands. Read on to find out which brands we’re targeting and how you can get involved, by signing our petition or by joining our army of activists who are out there talking to store managers and demanding change. Also in this update you will read about our speakers tour, our most successful
Six Items Challenge yet and an update about the Bangladesh crackdown which happened at the end of last year which saw workers and activists arrested simply for demanding better working and living conditions.

Read it here: Action Update Summer 2017

Action Update: Winter 2016

Action Update: Winter 2016

Find our what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

Since our last update two of our projects have come to an end and we’ll share some of the successes that happened as a result. Our transparency campaign is really developing now, read on to find out how you can get involved, by either joining our army of activists or supporting our crowdfunder. Also in this update you will read about the landmark compensation arrangement which was reached on the 4th anniversary of the deadly Pakistan factory fire and an update on the Chinese activists who were charged and found guilty of “gathering a crowd to disturb social order”.

Read it here: Action Update Winter 2016