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19 May 2014

UK: Union protests for better pay & conditions at fashion company Next; includes company statement

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12 August 2013

Labour backs down over Tesco and Next use of foreign workers (UK)

Author: Rowena Mason, Guardian (UK)

Labour has backed down on claims that Tesco and Next are examples of "unscrupulous employers" over their use of foreign workers. The party became embroiled in a row after the shadow immigration minister...briefed newspapers that he would criticise...

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16 May 2013
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Author: Peuples solidaires & Collectif Ethique sur l’étiquette (France)

Les marques leaders de l’habillement dans le monde s’engagent à mettre en œuvre l’Accord sur les incendies et la sécurité des bâtiments au Bangladesh avant la date butoir fixée à minuit le 15 mai. L’Accord s’applique désormais à plus de 1000 usines d...

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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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14 May 2013

Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety released [Bangladesh]

Author: IndustriALL Global Union

Ahead of the midnight deadline, at least 24 garment and retail brands sourcing from Bangladesh have agreed to sign on to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. IndustriALL, UNI Global Union and their NGO partners are expecting further...

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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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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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Company non-response
22 August 2012

Next did not respond to: Tesco responds to report about lack of action by intl. clothing brands on exploitation of child workers & Dalit children.

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1 July 2012

[PDF] Bonded (child) labour in the South Indian Garment Industry: An Update of Debate and Action on the ‘Sumangali Scheme’

Author: SOMO / India Committee of the Netherlands

…[T]he Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN)… published two major reports [‘Captured by Cotton’, 2011 and ‘Maid in India’, 2012] documenting the exploitation of Dalit girls in the...

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8 May 2012

In Advance of London Olympics, U.S. and U.K. Investors Ask Corporations to Step Up Anti-Trafficking and Slavery Efforts

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility [USA]

...[A] coalition of U.S. and U.K. investors and NGOs have united to call on corporations to strengthen their focus against human trafficking and modern slavery in advance of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games...The initiative focuses on the London tourism...

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