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18 October 2013

ILO and Bangladesh Govt. launch major 3.5-year initiative to improve working conditions and safety in garment factories

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15 May 2013

Walmart refuses to join worker safety deal [Bangladesh]

Author: Simon Neville, Guardian [UK]

Walmart has confirmed it will not sign up to a legally binding agreement on worker safety and building regulations in Bangladesh…[T]he…retail giant has created its own agreement, which it claims goes beyond the current accord…The company…said the deal...

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13 May 2013

[PDF] German Companies must take Responsibility for Working Conditions of Suppliers

Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), Medico International

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited C&A, KiK & Karl Rieker to respond. KiK & Karl Rieker responses provided below. C&A declined to respond at this time due to confidentiality requirements of the OECD process.] Medico...

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Company response
1 May 2013

Response by C&A: NGOs allege violence & illegal dismissal of unionised workers at E-Garment factory, owned by Yee Tung and supplying major intl. brands.

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30 April 2013

Allegations regarding labour rights abuses at E-Garment factory in Cambodia

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In February 2013, Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) released a brief alleging recurring labour rights abuses at the E-Garment factory in Kandal Province, Cambodia. E-Garment is owned by Hong Kong-based Yee Tung Garment Company and supplies to various...

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30 April 2013

[PDF] The Catastrophe of Bangladesh - An emblematic case of global capitalism

Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Jus Semper Global Alliance

In this brief…[Alejandro Teitelbaum, former Permanent Representative to the UN for the American Association of Jurists]…analyses the catastrophe that occurred in Bangladesh in a building where more than 3000 people worked and where almost a third died...

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28 April 2013
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Author: Isabelle de Foucaud, Le Figaro [France]

Le drame qui a fait plus de 350 morts a relancé le procès des géants occidentaux de l'industrie du textile qui, selon leurs détracteurs, profitent d'une main-d'œuvre locale à bas coût sans toujours assurer les contrôles…sur place…À ce jour, seules les...

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26 April 2013

Bangladesh: Rana Plaza garment factory building collapse - media coverage, commentaries, company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Compilation of coverage, commentaries on the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory building, 24 April 2013, in which over 1,100 people died. The building housed Phantom Apparels Ltd., New Wave Style Ltd and New Wave Brothers Ltd, which supplied...

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15 April 2013

Wal-Mart, Sears Refuse Compensation for Factory Victims [Bangladesh]

Author: Renee Dudley, Bloomberg

Wal-Mart…and Sears…have…declined to join…other companies in…compensating victims of a fire…at a Bangladesh garment factory…[and] also didn’t respond to an invitation to attend a meeting…to discuss compensation payments…Sears…has no plans “to attend...

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19 March 2013

Promoting labour rights in Bangladesh [Bangladesh]

Author: Jyrki Raina, IndstriALL Global Union

IndustriALL supports the goal of finding a sustainable growth path for the Bangladeshi garment industry..demanding a considerable raise of the minimum wage towards a living wage, followed by annual revisions…Improving fire safety requires urgent...

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