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18 October 2012

Bangladesh: Unions calling on Gap to adopt comprehensive, transparent fire safety programme

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18 October 2012

Gap: Protect sweatshop workers’ lives [Bangladesh]

Author: International Labor Rights Forum

Join…labor groups that are calling on Gap to stop the public relations games and commit to a real fire safety program that will save the lives of the company’s sweatshop workers.

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28 September 2012

[PDF] PVH Corp Announces Labor Union Agreement

Author: HL Group

PVH Corp…has entered into a Joint Memorandum of Understanding with a group of non-governmental organizations…The agreement recognizes the need for the Bangladeshi government, the Bangladeshi Ready-Made Garment (RMG) industry, brand owners and...

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9 September 2012

Bangladesh: Killing of labour rights activist, Aminul Islam, still under investigation 5 months on

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9 September 2012

Fighting for Bangladesh Labor, and Ending Up in Pauper’s Grave [Bangladesh]

Author: Jim Yardley, New York Times

…Mr. Islam, a labor organizer…disappeared April 4. Days later, his family discovered that he had been tortured and killed. His murder bore a grim familiarity in a country with a brutal legacy of politically motivated killings, and it raised a...

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27 August 2012

Four Questions to Guide Human Rights Reporting

Author: Virginia Terry, Director, Advisory Services, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)

In the past few years—in part due to the launch of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights—...companies have...made great strides in how they cover human rights in their corporate social responsibility reports...[But] there is limited...

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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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11 April 2012

Killing of Bangladeshi Labor Organizer Signals an Escalation in Violence

Author: Julfikar Ali Manik and Vikas Bajaj, New York Times

A labor activist who was arrested two years ago for his role in protests against low wages in Bangladesh’s garment industry was found murdered outside this city last week, labor rights advocates and the police said on Monday. The killing of the...

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10 April 2012

Bangladesh: Labour rights advocate Aminul Islam found dead - family say he was tortured

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2 April 2012

GLOBAL: Brands receive top marks in child labour risk report

Author: Petah Marian, Just-Style

PVH, Adidas, Gildan Activewear, Next, Gap and H&M have received top marks in a report ranking companies on how they manage and disclose risks of child labour use and children's rights violations in their operations and supply chains. Some 14 out...

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