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Fired at Fruit of the Loom supplier
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:10 — filed under: ,
In Colombo, the Bratex factory produces underwear for Fruit of the Loom and Viania. Workers have been intimidated, and 31 trade union leaders have been arrested and fired after a legal strike in 2011, which broke out after management failed to respond to workers’ concerns about wages and freedom of association.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Fired for resisting sexual harassment
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In September 2013, a female worker was fired after fighting back against sexual harassment. The intimidation had started immediately after she began working in the Richa Global factory in Gurgaon, which was producing for Lidl. When other workers protested against her dismissal, 87 of them were fired too.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Fired for striking
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:10 — filed under: ,
In 2010, after a four-day strike for an increased minimum wage, hundreds of workers and union leaders in Cambodia were sacked when they wanted to resume work. Hundreds have by now been reinstated, but over a hundred workers are yet to be re-employed. In 2012 CCC was in ongoing contact with brands to get manufacturers to rehire workers who have been dismissed.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Fired women partly compensated by buyer
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 28-05-2014 11:51 — filed under: ,
In 2010, seven female union organisers were fired at the Busana Prima Global factory in Bogor, resulting in a solidarity strike of 37 of their co-workers. The situation did not improve even after main buyer Jack Wolfskin and the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) repeatedly urged the factory to reinstate the workers and improve working conditions in the factory. CCC, the Fair Wear Foundation and main buyer Jack Wolfskin worked on skills training and a compensation package for the fired women.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Forced to resign from union
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:13 — filed under: ,
Hera Tekstil, part of the Roteks Group, is a factory producing for H&M, Lindex and Inditex. In June 2011 the Teksif workers union started an organising campaign, which led to the recruitment of sufficient members for the trade union to register at the factory. Subsequently, workers were intimidated, forced to resign from the union and remaining unionised workers were dismissed. CCC communicated with key buyers and a Spanish trade union federation on follow up.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Formation of factory union stifled
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:13 — filed under: ,
Following the formation of a factory-level union, five workers were sacked at Tokyo Mode Ltd, located north of the capital Dhaka. In order to end this labour rights violation, the Clean Clothes Campaign contacted the main buyers of the company. One of the buyers mediated between factory management, the union and a supporting labour rights NGO in Bangladesh.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Hazardous workplaces
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:11 — filed under: ,
Two accidents cost the lives of three workers in Continental Garments factories in Dhaka. At the Eurotex factory, an exploding boiler caused panic among the workers. In the resulting stampede, two workers lost their lives. Only three weeks later, in another Continental Garments factory, a lift cable broke, resulting in the death of another worker.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Historic settlement after months of struggle
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 28-05-2014 13:17 — filed under: ,
In late 2012 nearly 200 garment workers at the Kingsland factory in Phnom Penh were deprived of their severance pay after the factory abruptly closed its doors. To prevent the factory's assets being stripped (equipment being taken away and sold) they started a months-long vigil and protest camp in front of the factory. This resulted in a historic settlement with Walmart and H&M in March 2013.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Holiday to sabotage union referendum
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
Following the registration of their union at the Mirrai factory, union members have been intimidated and transferred. When the union asked for a referendum to establish its right to be a collective bargaining agent for the workers, the management declared the day of the referendum a holiday and intimidated the workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Imprisoned for insulting the king
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
Somyot, a Thai labour activist, human rights defender and magazine editor, has been in detention since April 2011 for the publication of two articles deemed insulting to the king. He was sentenced to eleven years’ imprisonment in January 2013, with an appeal still pending.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012