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9 September 2019

Bangladesh: Union alleges 700+ garment workers dismissed from factory producing for C&A, H&M & Benetton were targeted for union activities; Incl. co. responses

Photo credit: Tareq Salahuddin CC BY 2.0 In August 2019, 701 garment workers at SF Denim Apparels (SF Denim) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, were fired en masse after the factory - which produces for  Benetton, C&A and H&M - cited a shortage of orders f...

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Company response
9 September 2019

H&M's response

Author: H&M

Freedom of association is core to our social sustainability work globally as well as locally in Bangladesh. We work to strengthen freedom of association through the Global Framework Agreement with IndustriALL and the Swedish trade union IF Metall,...

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27 August 2019
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Author: Hortense de Montalivet, Huffington Post

«  Au G7, une trentaine de marques présentent leur "Fashion pact" de l'environnement », 26 août 2019...

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26 August 2019

Fashion brands investigating situation in Myanmar following UN report exposing military business ties

Author: Shaun Turton, Nikkei Asian Review

Supplier lists disclosed by clothing companies and reviewed by the Nikkei Asian Review revealed several well-known brands sourcing from factories inside two industrial zones that, according to the U.N, are owned by military conglomerate Myanmar...

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Company response
6 August 2019

Response by H&M

H&M Group does not accept forced labor being used anywhere in our value chain...A part of the cotton produced in China comes from the Xinjiang region. We have for a long time worked with Better Cotton Initiative, BCI to secure a sustainable...

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16 July 2019

Australian brands sourcing cotton from North West China to investigate after reports of forced labour of ethnic minorities

Author: Sophie McNeill, Jeanavive McGregor, Meredith Griffiths, Michael Walsh, Echo Hui & Bang Xiao, ABC news

"Cotton On and Target investigate suppliers after forced labour of Uyghurs exposed in China's Xinjiang", 16 July 2019...

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8 July 2019

New Zealand: H&M employees stage strike over living wage after collective bargaining fails

Author: John Anthony, Stuff

"H&M Auckland staff strike after union members reject pay offer from fast-fashion retailer", 6 July 2019...

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13 June 2019

UK & global brand responses to 2019 living wage surveys

Author: Labour Behind the Label & Clean Clothes Campaign

Labour Behind the Label and Clean Clothes Campaign invited 32 brands to respond to their living wage survey, to update their study into brand progress towards payment of a living wage. The responses are attached. ...

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7 June 2019

Report: Major UK & global clothing brands are failing to deliver on living wage commitments to garment workers

In June 2019, Labour Behind the Label released 'Tailored Wages UK 2019: The state of pay in the global garment industry', which looked at 12 major UK brands in addition to 20 global brands - covering luxury, sportswear, fast fashion, and online retail...

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6 June 2019

Global: Brands showing no progress in meeting living wage commitments, report finds

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

"Major brands are failing on living wage commitments", 5 June 2019...

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