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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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1 November 2012

Over 100 Powerhouse Apparel Brands and Companies Have Signed the Cotton Pledge [Uzbekistan]

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

Responsible Sourcing Network...surpassed 100 signatories to the RSN Cotton Pledge...The growing number of...brands and retailers publicly committing to avoid Uzbek cotton communicates to the Government of Uzbekistan that the apparel industry does not...

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26 October 2011

Labour Behind the Label report examines minimum wage payments to workers in supply chain

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In September 2011 Labour Behind the Label published the report: Let's Clean up Fashion 2011: The state of pay behind the UK high Street. The report examines to what extent workers in the supply chains of UK high street brands are being paid a living...

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19 October 2011

Peacocks (part of EWM Group) did not respond to: Labour Behind the Label report examines to what extent workers in supply chains of UK high street brands are being paid a living wage.

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12 September 2011

Unprecedented Number of U.S. and European Apparel Companies and Major Industry Association Sign Pledge to Call for Elimination of Forced Child Labor in Uzbekistan

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

More than 60 of the world’s best known apparel companies and brands as well as the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), which represents more than 800 brands, have signed a pledge to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton harvested using...

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8 November 2010

Retail giants shamed by UK sweatshops

Author: Martin Hickman, Independent [UK]

...[A] reporter for Channel 4’s Dispatches worked undercover in workshops in Leicester...[He] found: "dangerous, pressurised sweatshop conditions”; pay at half the legal minimum wage; workers exhorted to work faster under threat of the sack; cramped...

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7 October 2009

High street retailers accused of exploiting workers in Asia

Author: Huma Qureshi & Rebecca Smithers, Guardian [UK]

...The report, “Let's Clean Up Fashion: the State of Pay Behind the UK High Street”, published by sweatshop campaigning group Labour Behind the Label, criticised UK retailers for having "no coherent strategy" to ensure hundreds of thousands of workers...

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7 October 2009

Labour Behind the Label report says high street retailers in UK failing to ensure living wage for workers in Asia

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7 October 2009

[PDF] Let's Clean up Fashion 2009: The state of pay behind the UK high street

Author: Labour Behind the Label

...Since 2006, when ...first Clean Up Fashion Report was produced, the world has changed... In the last four years many of the biggest brands and retailers on the UK high street have publicly accepted that garment workers’ wages need to increase......

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12 September 2008

Fashion chains lag over living wage, says report

Author: James Meikle, Guardian [UK]

[A Labour Behind the Label report says] [h]igh street fashion brands are making "glacial progress" towards ensuring overseas workers earn a living wage...[it] exposes…alleged sweatshop conditions, particularly among suppliers in Bangladesh and India...

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