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Japanese retail giant Uniqlo shows contempt towards garment workers just prior to AGM
by Mirjam van Heugten published 28-11-2018 last modified 11-04-2019 15:15 — filed under: , , , ,
On 14 November 2018, Uniqlo walked away from a mediation process in Jakarta without making a substantial offer to former union representatives of the Jaba Garmindo factory, which went bankrupt in 2015 as a result of Uniqlo´s predatory purchasing practices. Following the unexpected factory closure, two thousand workers, mostly women, found themselves in huge debts and without prospects of employment
Located in News / / 11 / 28
Join our global Week of Action against adidas!
by geertjan published 05-11-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:50 — filed under: , ,
This week, we join hands with our friends from Labour Behind The Label, SumOfUs, USAS, People and Planet, Ms Wanda, ILRF and many more to tell adidas to stop throwing around excuses. We want them to finally pay up the US$1.8 million of severance payments they owe the Kizone workers in Indonesia. The Kizone factory closed in April 2011, leaving 2,800 people out of work and without pay. It's time for a global Week of Action!
Located in News / / 11 / 05
Just Pay it: Wage compensation for Indonesian Nike workers
by geertjan published 12-01-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:37 — filed under: ,
After 11 months of negotiation, a Nike supplier factory has agreed to pay $1m to Indonesian workers for 593,468 hours of unpaid overtime.For the 4,500 workers the deal means that they receive an average of about US$ 220 each.
Located in News / / 01 / 12
Kizone action goes global!
by geertjan published 05-09-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
On Monday campaigners in Germany, the UK and the US handed over a petition to adidas demanding overdue severance pay for 2,800 Indonesian garment workers. In total 1.5 million is illegally withheld from the workers, which is less than two per cent of the cost of adidas Olympic sponsorship.
Located in News / / 09 / 05
Lost contact due to increased intimidation
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Since 2012, workers at SC Enterprises have faced ongoing intimidation due to their trade union activities. Conditions inside the factory are grim, with low wages, long working hours and forced underpaid overtime. Due to the high level of intimidation the Clean Clothes Campaign lost contact with the workers on the ground in 2013.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Mizuno denies support to unfairly dismissed Indonesian workers
by Mirjam van Heugten published 07-03-2016 last modified 08-03-2016 08:17 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Japanese sports brand Mizuno, celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, continues to refuse to help 346 Indonesian workers who were unfairly dismissed after a strike in 2012. Some of the women, who have been working for years on Mizuno sportswear, lost their homes and families after the company producing for Mizuno sacked them. Adidas, another buyer at the factory at the time, also refuses to support the workers.
Located in News / / 03 / 07
Open letter: After five years, it is high time to pay severance to 345 workers who made adidas and Mizuno shoes
by Christie Miedema published 12-07-2017 — filed under: , , , ,
Today five years ago, a group of Indonesian workers started a strike after their employer had denied them the provincial sectoral wage as well as freedom of association. By the end of July, 1,300 workers were dismissed for participating in the strike. Five years on, 345 workers are still fighting for their rightful severance pay. On this day, Clean Clothes Campaign published an open letter to adidas and Mizuno, the two brands that sourced from the factory in the years preceding these events.
Located in News / / 07 / 12
Outline of trade union rights violations at PT SC Enterprises
by geertjan published 23-01-2013 last modified 29-04-2013 15:33 — filed under: , ,
The below narrative describes the challenges faced by SP SCE union in organizing at PT SC Enterprises, including multiple violations of trade union rights by PT SC Enterprises management, as reported by SP SCE union and KASBI to Oxfam and the Clean Clothes Campaign.
Located in News / / 01 / 24
Police violence and intimidation
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:15 — filed under: ,
In July 2012 more than 2,000 workers from the Panarub Dwikarya factory, part of the Panarub Group, in Tangerang went on strike to protest against the lack of implementation of the provincial minimum wage, the denial of freedom of association and the bad working conditions at the workplace. They were confronted with police violence, intimidation and the unfair dismissal of 1300 workers that joined the strike. After intervention, buying brands adidas and Mizuno asked for an end to the violations.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
PT Kizone update 15th June 2012 - PT Kizone workers protest at British and German embassies
by geertjan published 18-06-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
On 11th June, to coincide with the Euro 2012 football tournament, which is sponsored by adidas, dozens of PT Kizone workers and their supporters held a march in Jakarta calling on adidas to pay the $1.8 million dollars owned to them in severance pay.
Located in News / / 06 / 18