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Retailers attacked on Rana Plaza snub

11 September 2013 - 9:39am

Fashion chains Mango and Benetton today face heavy criticism for shunning discussions on compensation for Bangladeshi victims of the Rana Plaza disaster, despite both retailers admitting to have recent orders or production in factories located in the building.

Clothes brands told: ‘Pay living wage'

6 September 2013 - 8:12am

Amid the countdown to London Fashion Week, the leader of Bangladeshi garment workers, like those involved with the Rana Plaza disaster, flies into Britain today to demand a living wage for people on poverty pay making clothes for UK retailers.

Topshop bosses attacked on Bangladesh safety

24 July 2013 - 10:23am

Topshop, now being sued by Rihanna for using her image on T-shirts without permission, faces more controversy today for not having signed up to the Bangladesh Safety Accord.

The anti-poverty charity War on Want urged the public to press Topshop's parent company, Arcadia Group, to join other leading fashion retailers that have signed the Accord.

G20-OECD tax plan 'papering over cracks in a broken system'

19 July 2013 - 9:09am

The OECD action plan published today on tax avoidance papers over the cracks in a broken system, rooted in an outdated and irrelevant model of corporate taxation.

UK slammed over Israel arms deals

17 July 2013 - 5:22pm

British ministers today came under scathing criticism, after MPs revealed the government has sanctioned almost 400 export licences for arms sales to Israel.

Denim workers pay deadly price for high street fashion

8 July 2013 - 6:04pm

Activists will today demand urgent action from governments and companies to stamp out the continued use of sandblasting and other unsafe finishing processes in the manufacture of denim jeans.

Alicia Keys gig: Israel boycott push widens

2 July 2013 - 1:53pm

On the eve of pop singer Alicia Keys' concert in Tel Aviv, campaigners will step up their movement for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel's occupation of Palestine.

Cameron's G8 tax plan 'no detail and no deadlines'

18 June 2013 - 3:02pm

Responding to the outcomes of G8 summit, War on Want's tax campaigner Murray Worthy said:

Cameron slated on tax dodge moves

17 June 2013 - 11:09am

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today blamed David Cameron's failed UK tax policies for undermining prospects of a breakthrough on tackling tax evasion and avoidance at the G8 summit which starts today in Northern Ireland.

Cameron's tax havens summit ‘all show and no substance'

14 June 2013 - 12:13pm

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today dismissed David Cameron's summit with Britain's overseas territories tomorrow (Saturday) as “all show and no substance” and demanded legislation to abolish all of the UK's tax havens.

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