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Thousands of workers left jobless
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: , ,
6,000 workers were left jobless after three factories in Sri Lanka and two in Pakistan were closed. The sole owner of the five factories disappeared with all of the company’s assets. In March 2013 the Clean Clothes Campaign reached out to several European buyers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Three years on: still no settlement
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In 2009 workers at the Bratex factory in Colombo went on strike. Their concerns over wages and freedom of association were not addressed by the management. Following the strike 31 union activists were dismissed without the required procedures. Throughout 2013 CCC has demanded that the Fair Labor Association and Fruit of the Loom ensure that Bratex will sign an agreement with the union on the reinstatement of the workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Tortured and fired for demanding a fair wage
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In early 2013, garment workers at the MN Sweater factory near Dhaka realised they had not been paid what they were entitled to. When sixteen of them complained, they were tortured and fired by the factory's management. The Clean Clothes Campaign, together with the 3F union, has been working to achieve justice for the workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Union leader tortured
by Paul Roeland published 07-01-2015 — filed under: ,
In May 2014 a local union leader of the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) was found unconscious by the roadside about 45 kilometres from Dhaka.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Union leaders finally acquitted
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In August 2009 the Bangkok police issued arrest warrants against three union activists for their role in a peaceful demonstration against the dismissal of nearly 2,000 workers at the Body Fashion Thailand factory, a wholly owned subsidiary of Triumph International. The case went on for several years until it was finally resolved in 2013, when the accused were acquitted.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Union stronger through struggle
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:13 — filed under: ,
The Unitex Exports factory in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, illegally closed down on November 1st 2011. 120 workers were left jobless without receiving compensation, retirement benefits, health insurance or overdue wages. The workers’ union has become stronger through dealing with these issues, and launched a Fair Wage campaign in May.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Unionised workers singled out for layoffs
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
The 2011 layoffs at the Pinehurst factory in San Pedro Sula, producing for Adidas and Nike, were believed to be targeting trade union representatives. The Clean Clothes Campaign has been monitoring the situation throughout 2013 and has been mediating in contacts between the union and management. Recently, a collective agreement was reached.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Units of Liberty Fashion Wears closed
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 07-01-2015 13:44 — filed under: ,
The Mirpur unit was temporarily closed as of April 2014. Management blamed the closure on low work orders, and said that the facilities would be reopened in two months. During this period of closure the workers' payment should continue. But the factory management has not taken any steps to reopen the factory and pay the workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Unprotected polishing
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:11 — filed under: ,
The Dynamic Casting factory in Guangzhou produced golf clubs for Adidas. Due to appalling working conditions, more than 100 workers, most of them polishers, contracted occupational diseases. These included lung disease, damaged hearing, benzene poisoning and Hand/Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAV). Dynamic Casting has failed to adequately protect or compensate the workers concerned, while production is being transferred to Taiwan.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Violations at outdoor gear factory
by Paul Roeland published 07-01-2015 — filed under: ,
Union rights are being violated at the JM TECH factory in Bogor, Indonesia. The factory employs 2,500 workers and produces for outdoor brands Lafuma, Millet, Eider and K2.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases