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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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8 April 2019

Bangladesh: Brands respond to mass dismissals of garment workers following minimum wage protests

A widespread crackdown in Bangladesh has seen over 12,000 garment workers dismissed from factories following protests in December 2018 and January 2019 over minimum wage changes. The workers were dismissed despite assurances from the government and Ba...

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28 March 2019

New Look's response

Author: New Look

The respect of freedom of association is a key part of our ethical aims. We take issues of this nature seriously and we are continuing to monitor the situation closely through our suppliers on the ground. ...

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22 May 2018

UK: Labour exploitation widespread in Leicester garment factories supplying to high-street & online retailers, reports Financial Times

Author: Sarah O’Connor, Financial Times

"Dark factories: labour exploitation in Britain’s garment industry", 17 May 2018...

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7 February 2018
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Author: Belga, Sudinfo.be

L’enseigne de prêt-à-porter irlandaise Primark a publié la liste de ses plus de 1.000 fournisseurs, répartis dans 31 pays à travers le monde, se réjouit jeudi la plateforme Achact, qui vise à améliorer les conditions de travail des ouvriers du textile....

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14 August 2017

UK: Garment factories' ethical standards worse than manufacturers in China, Bangladesh & Burma, says New Look's CEO

Author: Philip Aldrich, The Times (UK)

“British factory stands ‘worse than Asia,’” 9 Aug 2017...

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26 June 2017

Business human rights responsibility for refugees & migrant workers: Turning policies into practice in the Middle East

Author: Samentha Goethals, Joseph Bardwell, Mariam Bhacker, & Bahaa Ezzelarab, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in Business & Human Rights Journal

...Our focus in this piece is to consider how companies have been implementing their human rights responsibility to address the risks and challenges faced by refugees and migrant workers in the Middle East, a region that is currently experiencing...

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24 April 2017

NGO coalition urges 72 clothing companies to commit to supply chain transparency pledge

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15 March 2017

India: Major footwear and garment brands react to serious human rights issues in their leather supply chain and promise collective action

The report Do leather workers matter? Violating labour rights and environmental norms in India’s leather production explores labour conditions in the leather industry that are steeped into deep-rooted social inequalities in Indian society based on...

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