India Committee of the Netherlands
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CLEAN CLOTHES - DOSSIER ADVOCACY
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Feb 16, 2017:
10,000 signatures for living wage handed over to Minister Ploumen: Consumer fed up with starvation wages in garment industry (press release CCC/ICN):
Thousands of Dutch consumers want Minister Ploumen [of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation] to provide a living wage for garment workers. Through a petition of Clean Clothes Campaign and the India Committee of the Netherlands 10,734 Dutch people call on Ploumen to do so.
Feb 16, 2017:
Answers to Parliamentary Questions by members Voordewind (ChristianUnion) and Van Laar (Labour Party) :
(subm. Jan 31, 2017) to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on clothing brands that contribute to low wages, long working hours, child labour and school dropout in Bangladesh
Jan 31, 2017:
Parliamentary Questions by members Voordewind (ChristianUnion) and Van Laar (Labour Party) :
to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on clothing brands that contribute to low wages, long working hours, child labour and school dropout in Bangladesh
Jan 25, 2017:
Motion members Servaes (Labour Party) and Voordewind (ChristianUnion)
requesting the government to prepare 'legislation aimed at combating forced labour and modern slavery'
Jan 25, 2017:
Motion members Voordewind (ChristianUnion) en Servaes (Labour Party)
on the relationship of low wages, child labour and school dropouts in the garment industry of Bangladesh, in response to the report Branded Childhood
Jan 18, 2017:
Written questions European Parliament :
on Slavery in Indian factories
Jan 16, 2017:
Answers to Parliamentary Questions by Members Van Laar (Labour Party), Voordewind (ChristianUnion) and Dijkgraaf (Reformed Political Party) :
(subm. Dec 28, 2016) to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Co-operation on (child) slavery in South Indian spinning mills producing yarn for Western clothing brands
Dec 28, 2016:
Parliamentary Questions by Members Van Laar (Labour Party), Voordewind (ChristianUnion) and Dijkgraaf (Reformed Political Party) :
to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Co-operation on (child) slavery in South Indian spinning mills producing yarn for Western clothing brands
Oct 26, 2016:
Answers to Parliamentary questions by the members Voordewind (ChristianUnion) and Grashoff (GreenLeft) :
(subm. Oct 5, 2016) to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on starvation wages and extremely poor working conditions at Indian suppliers to Dutch clothing brands
Oct 26, 2016:
Answers to Parliamentary questions by member Van Laar (Labour Party) :
(subm. Oct 3, 2016) to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on the exploitation of Indian workers by Dutch garment companies
Sep 29, 2016:
Answers to Parliamentary questions by Member Gesthuizen (Socialist Party) :
(subm. Sep 29, 2016) to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on the fact that Dutch companies are having garments produced in India below the minimum wage
Oct 5, 2016:
Parliamentary questions by the members Voordewind (ChristianUnion) and Grashoff (GreenLeft) :
to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on starvation wages and extremely poor working conditions at Indian suppliers to Dutch clothing brands
Oct 3, 2016:
Parliamentary questions by member Van Laar (Labour Party) :
to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on the exploitation of Indian workers by Dutch garment companies
Sep 29, 2016:
Parliamentary questions by Member Gesthuizen (Socialist Party) :
to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on the fact that Dutch companies are having garments produced in India below the minimum wage
May 4, 2015:
Answers to Dutch Parliamentary Questions by members Voordewind (ChristianUnion), Van der Staaij (Political Reformed Party) and Van Laar (Labour Party) :
(subm. Apr 20, 2015) to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Co-operation on modern slavery and child labour in the garment industry in India
Oct 9, 2012:
Questions to the President of the European Council by EP Peter van Dalen (Christian Union) :
on bonded (child) labour of Dalit girls in garment production in EU-based companies (follow-up to questions Jun 14, 2012)
May 9, 2012:
Motion passed in Dutch Parliament on full supply chain transparency in India's garment industry, following report highlighting Dalits in bonded labour (IDSN):
A Motion in the Dutch Parliament on full supply chain transparency in the garment industry in India has been adopted in the wake of the report Maid in India by SOMO and the India Committee of the Netherlands.
Apr 25, 2012:
Motion Dutch Parliament :
on full supply-chain transparency and the eradication of child labour in the textile chain
Jun 24, 2011:
Exploitation in Indian clothing industry: Politicians and the business community see the need to tackle the clothing industry (SOMO):
The report 'Captured by Cotton' by SOMO and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) was recently published, looking at South Indian girls and young women who are making our clothing in wretched conditions. This evoked responses from businesses and politicians, and was given a great deal of media coverage. For example, Ferrier (Member of Parliament, CDA) asked Minister Bleker what he was going to do about it. Bleker promised to address the issue during his trade mission to India, and to initiate discussions with C&A. The Fair Wear Foundation and the Dutch textile sector expressed their intention to tackle, and continue to tackle, this situation. Furthermore, various companies have acknowledged the issue and are working together with interested parties on an improvement plan. SOMO and LIW will be following up on concrete developments in this area.
Dec 15, 2007:
EU lawmaker hits India over garment workers rights (New Europe) [CASE CLOSED]:
A United Kingdom MEP has urged the parliament to push the EU not to allow the extradition of seven human rights campaigners facing international arrest warrants from the Indian government, after they had spotlighted what they said were abuses in that country’s clothing industry.



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Nov 18, 2014: 
SOMO/ICN report Flawed Fabrics instigates parliamentary questions: MEPs want action European Commission against slavery in Indian textile production (ICN)
Nov 14, 2014: 
Answer to Parliamentary Questions by member Voordewind (ChristianUnion) (subm. Oct 31, 2014) to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development and the Minister of Foreign Affairs about the report Flawed Fabrics on modern slavery and child labour in the production chain of clothing brands
Oct 31, 2014: 
Dutch Parliamentary Questions by member Voordewind (ChristianUnion) to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development and the Minister of Foreign Affairs about the report Flawed Fabrics on modern slavery and child labour in the production chain of clothing brands
Jul 9, 2014: 
Answer to Parliamentary Questions to European Commission by MPs Sargentini, Lambert en Delli (Verts/ALE) (subm. Apr 15, 2014) on tackling modern slavery in the South Indian textile and garment industry
Jun 24, 2014: 
Answers to Parliamentary Questions by members Voordewind (ChristianUnion), Gesthuizen (Socialist Party), Van der Staaij (Reformed Political Party) and Van Ojik (GreenLeft) (subm. May 28, 2014) to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on garment companies who give no insight in how they deal with bonded (child) labour in India
May 28, 2014: 
Dutch Parliamentary Questions by members Voordewind (ChristianUnion), Gesthuizen (Socialist Party), Van der Staaij (Reformed Political Party) and Van Ojik (GreenLeft) to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on garment companies who provide no insight into their approach to bonded (child) labour in India
Nov 28, 2013: 
Motion Member of Parliament Voordewind (ChristianUnion) c.s. for broad agreement in co-operation with the Dutch garment industry for high-risk countries
Oct 9, 2012: 
Questions to the President of the European Council by EP Peter van Dalen (Christian Union) on bonded (child) labour of Dalit girls in garment production in EU-based companies (follow-up to questions Jun 14, 2012)
Aug 8, 2012: 
Answers to Questions in European Parliament (subm. Jun 14, 2012) on bonded (child) labour of Dalit girls in garment production of EU-based companies
Jun 14, 2012: 
Questions in European Parliament on bonded (child) labour of Dalit girls in garment production of EU-based companies
Apr 25, 2012: 
Motion Dutch Parliament on full supply-chain transparency and the eradication of child labour in the textile chain
Mar 15, 2006: 
Justice for Bangladesh workers: Help put an end to deadly working conditions in garment factories
Feb 21, 2006: 
IOC on thin ice over workers' rights: send an e-mail to Jacques Rogge
2005: 
Fila's Labour Abuses Continue! Take action NOW!
Jun 2004: 
Play Fair at the Olympics: India Campaign
Mar 18, 2004: 
Take action to support Indian textile workers
2004: 
Fair Play at the Olympics