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WE WON! adidas pays Kizone workers
by Paul Roeland published 29-04-2013 — filed under: , , ,
In a monumental victory, Adidas has agreed to compensate 2,800 Indonesian garment workers who were owed US $1.8 million in severance pay following the closure of sportswear factory PT Kizone.
Located in News / / 04 / 29
Give adidas the boot! Join the Footlocker day of action 22 April
by geertjan published 18-04-2013 last modified 29-04-2013 10:03 — filed under: , ,
On 22nd April, join anti-sweatshop activists from around the world at Footlocker stores across Europe and the US to call on them to drop adidas from their stores until they pay ex-PT Kizone workers the $1.8million they are owed in unpaid severance. This will mark the beginning of a week of action in the UK that will ramp up the pressure on the UK’s biggest retailer of adidas footwear.
Located in News / / 04 / 19
Aslam Hidayet, ex-worker Kizone factory: 'Adidas deceives us'
by geertjan published 10-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:54 — filed under: , , ,
More than 5000 of you wrote on adidas' and Justin Bieber's Facebook wall to push them to pay the severance pay of the Kizone workers. Justin Bieber failed to respond, and adidas simply sent us a letter arguing that the workers were satisfied with the food vouchers they had been issued with.
Located in News / / 12 / 10
Global protest swamps adidas’ Facebook page
by geertjan published 12-11-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:51 — filed under: , ,
Thousands of people from across the globe are leaving messages on adidas originals' Facebook page about adidas' failure to pay Indonesian workers US$1.8million severance pay.
Located in News / / 11 / 12
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
Sweatshop Campaigners unite against Adidas' "Fundamentally flawed" workers rights summit
by geertjan published 22-10-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:48 — filed under: , ,
Anti-sweatshop campaigners from the US and Europe today united to condemn a summit to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday organised by adidas, intended to deal with the issues workers face when its supplier factories close. Whilst United Students Against Sweatshops, the Clean Clothes Campaign, War On Want and People & Planet welcome comprehensive, long-term solutions to workers’ rights abuses in adidas’ supply chain, they say the summit is “fundamentally flawed” and an “empty rhetorical gesture” as workers in Indonesia that made adidas products have been waiting for severance payments for over a year.
Located in News / / 10 / 22
adidas 'humanitarian aid' gives cold shoulder to Kizone workers
by geertjan published 10-10-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:45 — filed under: , ,
One month after our petition with nearly 50,000 signatures was handed over to adidas by US and European activists, the sports brand issued a statement saying how they intend to respond to the outstanding US$1.8million in severance payments owed to former Kizone workers in Indonesia.
Located in News / / 10 / 10
US university dumps adidas: first-ever contract loss over sweatshop abuse
by geertjan published 25-09-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
US Cornell University announced that they will severe their contract with adidas from the beginning of October 2012, becoming the first U.S. university in history to terminate an agreement with the German company over labour rights. Cornell’s decision comes nearly a year and a half after PT Kizone, an adidas supplier factory in Indonesia, shut down unexpectedly in 2011. The closure left nearly 3,000 workers without $1.8 million in legally-owed severance. Adidas still refuses to pay up.
Located in News / / 09 / 25
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
Insulting offer of adidas food vouchers rejected by workers
by geertjan published 26-07-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
An offer by adidas to donate food vouchers to Indonesian workers owed millions of euros has been described as downright insulting by union representatives and labour right campaigners. The workers, previously employed at ex-addidas supplier PT Kizone, have been fighting for over a year to get adidas to pay the 1.5 million euros still owed to them in unpaid severance. Adidas' offer: a food voucher worth just 43 euros.
Located in News / / 07 / 26