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Jun 19

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Tell Boohoo and Amazon to pay a living wage

Online fast fashion is a growing market. Consumers buying super fast trends in high volumes as seen on instagram and youtube means factories are under huge pressures to produce fast orders at low costs. This often impacts on human rights, including the right to a living wage.  Boohoo and Amazon are some of the biggest […]

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Jun 19

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Major clothing brands failing to meet living wage commitments

Our new report, Tailored Wages UK 2019, looks at 32 top brands to see who is taking action to address poverty pay for the people who make our clothes. It found that whilst brands said they had a commitment to ensuring wages were enough to support workers’ basic needs, no major clothing brand is able […]

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Apr 19

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Not a single worker is making a living wage yet H&M claims to have done an amazing job

In the latest sustainability report and the accompanying public communication H&M continues to mislead the public about its progress in the area of living wage. H&M’s practice of making empty promises and bogus claims of great achievements cannot go unchallenged.

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Apr 19

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Tell Primark to stop the fear and support worker safety and rights

427 workers from Primark suppliers in Bangladesh lost their jobs after taking part in largely peaceful protests to dispute the sub-poverty minimum wage which is being paid in Bangladesh.  382 are now facing false charges bought by factory owners, and are unable to find other jobs due to systematic blacklisting[1].

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Mar 19

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Bangladesh: Factory safety under threat

In the almost six years since the Rana Plaza collapse, the Bangladesh Accord has brought great progress to the safety situation of garment factories in Bangladesh. On 7 April however its Bangladesh office might be forced to close down because of a restraining order.

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Mar 19

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Sri Lanka: Illegal dismissals prompt women worker strike

Hundreds of women workers are taking part in longest ever running strike in the Katunayake Investment Promotion Zone, Sri Lanka.

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Jan 19

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Bangladesh: Violence and repression of worker protests

Thousands of workers in Bangladesh took to the streets in January to protest the recent inadequate wage revision in the garment sector. When police in Dhaka started firing rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd, one worker was killed and many others were injured.

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Dec 18

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Action Update: Winter 2018

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

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Oct 18

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Bangladesh Workers go on hunger strike

This week, workers in Bangladesh resorted to a hunger strike as part of their continued struggle for a better minimum wage in Bangladesh.

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