The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is an international coalition of consumer organizations, trade unions, researchers, human rights groups, solidarity activists, migrant, homeworker and women workers’ organizations, worldshops and many other organizations, that aims to improve workingconditions in the global garment industry. The Clean Clothes Campaign is based in 11 European countries, has approximately 250 member organizations and works closely with partner organizations in many garment-producing countries.


Global Unions: the name "Global Unions" is used for the major institutions of the international trade union movement. Global Unions comprises:

1. the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), which represents most national trade union centres. Most individual unions relate through their national union centre to the ICFTU which has 231 affiliated organisations in 150 countries and territories on all five continents, with a membership of 158 million.

2. the ten Global Union Federations (GUFs),the international representatives of unions organising in specific industry sectors or occupational groups (EI, ICEM, IFJ, ITGLWF, PSI, ITF, IFBWW, IMF, IUF, & UNI - for full names, see

3. the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)

An individual union will usually belong to a national union centre in its country, which will then affiliate to a world body such as the ICFTU. The same individual union will also usually affiliate to a GUF relevant to the industry where it has members. The ICFTU and ITGLWF (International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation) are the Global Unions organisations most closely involved with the campaign at the international level.


Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice. To do this, the Oxfams are working to become part of a movement capable of global responses to global issues. We seek increased worldwide public understanding that economic and social justice is crucial to sustainable development. On this, we aim to become a global campaigning force and to promote the awareness and motivation that comes with global citizenship. The Oxfams seek to shift public opinion on poverty, economic inequity and hunger until equity is given the same priority as economic growth.

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The arrival of the Olympic torch was the starting signal for a 'mass sew-in' taking place in the heart of Sydney.
CCC-Austria and ÖGB (Austrian federation of trade unions) launched the campaign with an action in front of the office of the Austrian Olympic Committee.
June 30, 2004 - Action and Street theatre at Torch Relay Berlin