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7 July 2014

Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD advice on role of OECD & National Contact Points for compensating victims of Rana Plaza building collapse

Author: I. Zeldenrust J. Wilde Ramsing Drew, K, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD and OECD Watch

"Compensating the Victims of Rana Plaza - What Role for the OECD and the National Contact Points?" June 2014...

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Article
1 July 2014

Government ministers from seven European countries urge companies to compensate Rana Plaza victims

Author: Sarah Butler, Guardian

“European ministers urge companies to compensate Rana Plaza victims” 26 June 2014...

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Article
2 April 2014

Who has paid and who is dragging their heels? [Bangladesh]

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

The following brands have yet to publicly commit to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund despite having had links to a factory in the building Adler Modemärkte, Kids for Fashion, Ascena Retail, Manifattura Corona, Auchan, Matalan, Benetton, NKD, Carrefour,...

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Company response
1 April 2014

Response by Matalan: re Rana Plaza building collapse

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Article
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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Article
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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Article
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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Company response
1 May 2013

Response by Matalan: 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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Article
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 well...

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