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4 December 2008

[DOC] Over 230 Companies Worldwide Have a Public Human Rights Policy Statement, On Eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Realizing Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have been encouraging more companies to adopt human rights policies...Currently over 230 company policy...

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1 December 2008

Follow-up report finds still no improvement in working conditions at Bangladeshi factories supplying Asda, Tesco & Primark

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1 December 2008

[PDF] Fashion victims II: How UK clothing retailers are keeping workers in poverty

Author: Khorshed Alam, Seb Klier & Simon McRae, War on Want

This report is a follow-up to War on Want’s…[2006] report on the Bangladeshi garment industry…It again focuses on garment factories producing clothes for Primark [part of Associated British Foods], Tesco and Asda [part of Wal-Mart]…[T]his report shows...

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26 June 2008

As London Fashion week ends, War on Want says UK retailers failing to ensure living wage for garment workers in their supply chains

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26 June 2008

Following rise in Tesco, Primark profits, War on Want says firms “cashing in” on recession by exploiting garment workers, based on previous reports

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26 June 2008

Tesco ‘sweatshop shame’ fury [India]

Author: War on Want & Labour Behind the Label

Workers making clothes at a factory in India for…Tesco are toiling long hours for as little as 16p an hour – only half a living wage... Employees in the factory earn on average £38 a month, and the lowest paid receive just £30, while the Bangalore...

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25 June 2008

Debenhams seeks more child labour vigilence

Author: Steve Hawkes & Amanda Andrews, Times [UK]

Clothing retailers needed to monitor carefully their suppliers to ensure that they had not outsourced work to middlemen who employed children, Debenhams said yesterday, after reports that after reports that children had been found working for Primark ...

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23 June 2008

Primark: On the Rack

Author: BBC Panorama

Panorama puts Primark's claims that it can deliver cheap, fast fashion without breaking ethical guidelines to the test. Posing as industry buyers in India, the programme's reporter Tom Heap and his team find some of India's poorest people working long...

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23 June 2008

UK: BBC hands back award for documentary on Primark after finding that footage of child labour in India was "not genuine"

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23 June 2008

[video] Primark: On the Rack

Author: BBC Panorama

Panorama tests Primark's claims that it delivers ethical, cheap fashion, and finds some of India's poorest people working gruelling hours.

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