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Oct 19

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Press release: Unions and NGOs criticise government for ignoring human rights in post-Brexit Cambodian trade deal

9.10.19 – Labour Behind the Label have today criticised the UK Government for unconditionally promising that Cambodia will retain trade privileges with the UK after Brexit.

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Shahida Parveen and her three sons lost their husband and father in the Ali Enterprises fire

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Sep 19

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New report shows factory auditing worsens garment workers’ rights

A new study published by the Clean Clothes Campaign reveals the extent of corporate negligence and the lack of accountability within the factory social auditing industry.

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Sep 19

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Take action: Uniqlo owe workers 5.5 million USD

Workers at Jaba Garmindo factory, which is based in Jakarta Indonesia, lost their jobs overnight due to the unexpected factory closure, as a result of bankruptcy. 80% of these workers were women. They are still waiting for 5.5 million USD that they are owed in severance pay. This week, Uniqlo opens their first store in […]

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Aug 19

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New report shows 650,000 Syrian refugees in Turkish factories

A new study out this week shows that the way European brands buy from factories in Turkey is putting workers at risk of exploitation.

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Jul 19

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Tell us where our school uniforms come from

Trutex, the UK’s largest specialist school wear brand, produce uniforms and sportswear for thousands of schools across the UK and worldwide. Yet Trutex is failing to provide any information at all on where its uniforms are made. This needs to change.

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Jul 19

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Action Update: Number 28

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

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Jul 19

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Concerns raised over health impacts of chemical use in denim bleaching

Labour Behind the Label is supporting international concerns raised over the impact of Potassium Permanganate on workers in the Turkish denim industry. An initial study into the impacts of the chemical, released in the UK this week, revealed workers using it in spray form to create the faded look in denim were suffering skin and […]

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Jul 19

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Primark responds on Bangladesh repression

Back in May, thousands of activists signed our petition to Primark to ask what action they are taking for the hundreds of Bangladeshi workers sacked or arrested during violent protests this January. Primark have now come back with the details.

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Jun 19

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Campaigners respond angrily to short-sighted Government response on reducing plastic waste in fashion

18.6.19 – Today, the Government has rejected all recommendations from the Environmental Audit Committee to address sustainability in Fashion.

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