Matalan: Only £60,000

8 Aug 14

£60,000. That’s what it looks like clothing giant Matalan have paid in official compensation to the survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse. 38 Degrees members joined workers’ rights campaigners last week to ask for £3m. After all, Matalan make annual profits of over £100m,...

Matalan: Day of action

4 Aug 14

On Wednesday, thanks to people-power, Matalan shifted its position and decided to pay into the official compensation fund for victims of the Rana Plaza factory disaster. But they refused to reveal how much. So on Saturday hundreds of 38 Degrees members came together outside Matalan...

Matalan: Events this Saturday

1 Aug 14

Matalan are starting to shift. But we still have some way to go before survivors of the Rana Plaza factory disaster get the compensation they deserve. So this Saturday, 38 Degrees members across the country are going to take the message where Matalan can’t possibly...

Matalan’s statement and expert rebuttal from Labour Behind the Label

31 Jul 14

Read below for a rebuttal of Matalan’s response to our campaign for them to pay into the official compensation fund for victims of the Rana Plaza disaster, by Labour Behind the Label who support garment workers worldwide. When Matalan said … We continue to be...

Matalan: almost there?

30 Jul 14

It’s maybe, possibly, good news! Matalan bosses met 38 Degrees members today at their HQ in Skelmersdale, near Wigan. They said that after all the pressure we’ve put them under, they’ve decided to contribute to the official Rana Plaza compensation fund after all. But here’s...

Matalan #payup

30 Jul 14

Rana Plaza clothing factory, Bangladesh. When the building collapsed in April last year, 1,129 workers died and 2,515 were injured. In the aftermath of the disaster, big retailers whose clothes were made in Rana Plaza came under pressure to compensate the survivors and the families of those...