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24 February 2014

Time for clothing brands to pay up! [Bangladesh]

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

…Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) alongside workers and trade unions in Bangladesh and around the world launch a major campaign calling on all clothing brands who source from Bangladesh to immediately pay into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund, which is...

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23 December 2013

$40 Million in Aid Set for Bangladesh Garment Workers

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

Eight months after the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing more than 1,100 workers and leaving hundreds of families bereft and financially adrift, several prominent retailers and labor groups have joined with the Bangladesh...

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2 December 2013

Ontario says no more sweatshops: report [Canada]

Author: CityNews.ca & 680News Staff (Canada)

Queen’s Park wants to ensure that clothing and other items worn by civil servants is not made in sweatshops…[T]he Ontario government will be introducing an ethical sourcing policy for companies that bid on those contracts…[A] similar bill was passed in...

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18 October 2013

Bangladesh safety accord welcomes 100 brand milestone [Bangladesh]

Author: IndustriAll

Woolworths Australia, GEBRA, Wünsche Group of Germany, became the latest brands to sign the Accord, which aims to make the garment industry safe and sustainable for years to come...The signatory brands have committed to making the changes garment...

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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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30 June 2013

U.S. Retailers Announce New Factory Safety Plan [Bangladesh]

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

Feeling pressure from consumer and labor groups for not doing more to ensure factory safety in Bangladesh, Wal-Mart, Gap and numerous other retailers along with the nation’s main retail federations are seeking to forge a new plan to promote safety in...

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25 June 2013
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Author: Caroline Crosdale, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

Plus de 40 entreprises, essentiellement européennes, ont adopté un plan sécurité anti incendie après l'effondrement du Rana Plaza au Bangladesh. Plusieurs grandes marques américaines, notamment WalMart et Gap, ont choisi de lancer leur propre...

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25 June 2013
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7 June 2013
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Author: Collectif Ethique sur l’étiquette, Peuples Solidaires & Intersyndicale Camaïeu

Seules sept marques, parmi les dizaines qui avaient une production au Rana Plaza, se sont engagées à indemniser les victimes. En France, aucune des marques dont des vêtements ou étiquettes ont été retrouvées dans les décombres n’a à ce jour reconnu sa...

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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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