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29 July 2014

Bangladesh: Matalan chooses not to donate to ILO-backed Rana Plaza compensation fund; says it has funded another scheme

Author: Guardian (UK)

"Matalan fails to contribute to Rana Plaza trust fund as deadline looms", 28 Jul 2014...

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25 June 2014

Ministers warn UK retailers to do more on human rights and ethical products

Author: Rebecca Smithers & Rowena Mason, Guardian (UK)

Retailers must do more to stamp out human rights abuses by their suppliers after a Guardian investigation found prawns sold in the UK were produced with the help of slaves, ministers are warning...Jenny Willott, the consumer affairs minister, said...

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30 May 2014

Cambodia Court Convicts, Releases Labor Activists

Author: Robert Carmichael, Voice of America

A Cambodian court…convicted 23 garment workers and unionists who were arrested during violent protests in January - and then suspended their sentences and released them…“[I]t is not justice at all for them to get convicted because those people did...

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27 May 2014

Brands ready to incorporate higher wages in Cambodia

Author: IndustriALL

Global fashion brands and retailers have told the Cambodian government they are willing to accommodate any agreed minimum wage increase in their future purchasing from the country. IndustriALL Global Union, together with eight international brands,...

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27 May 2014

Garment workers model the brands

Author: Marta Kasztelan, Ruom (Cambodia)

…[W]omen and men employed in Cambodia’s garment manufacturing industry donned the very items they labour to produce as they took part in…[the] “Beautiful Clothes, Ugly Reality” fashion Show...[The] models...carried signs…asking for the retraction of...

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1 May 2014

[PDF] Evidence of Corporate Disclosure relevant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Shift

This research was conducted to inform understanding of how companies currently report on their human rights performance, and how this maps against the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The research reviewed corporate disclosure of...

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24 April 2014
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Author: Bérangère Lepetit, Le Parisien (France)

Il s'agit de la première plainte déposée en Europe à la suite du drame du Rana Plaza et c'est le procureur de la République de Lille qui en sera saisi. Ce matin, les associations Sherpa, Peuples solidaires et le collectif Ethique sur l'étiquette...

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10 March 2014

Thousands Sacked as Unsafe Bangladesh Factory Forced to Close [Bangladesh]

Author: NTD.TV

Several thousand Bangladeshi garment workers have lost their jobs after their factory was discovered with serious safety problems and shut down… The team of experts ordered the evacuation of…housing clothing firms Softex and Fame Knitting…Softex, a...

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5 March 2014

Live from the UN: Private sector engagement in women's empowerment [USA]

Author: Adva Saldinger, Devex Impact (USA)

The private sector can best empower women globally and help tackle key development goals especially as they relate to women through key partnerships, greater collection and sharing of data and increased access to and use of technology. These key...

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20 February 2014

Brands, gov’t, unions meet on the issues [Cambodia]

Author: Sean Teehan, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

After high-level government officials met with major apparel brands and international labour unions…attendees and observers said they felt positive about the government’s sincerity in improving standards for Cambodia’s garment workers. Minimum wage...

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