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Activists demand UNIQLO pay workers what they are due
by Mirjam van Heugten published 08-03-2017 — filed under: , , , , ,
On International Women's Day a coalition of global campaigners are organising a series of actions aimed at the Japanese-owned corporation UNIQLO. The immediate goal is for UNIQLO to take responsibility for 4,000 workers in their supply chain. Protests in front of UNIQLO's stores are taking place in Hong Kong on Wednesday, running parallel to a letter petition targeting UNIQLO's CEO.
Located in News / / 03 / 08
Japanese retail giant Uniqlo shows contempt towards garment workers just prior to AGM
by Mirjam van Heugten published 28-11-2018 last modified 03-12-2018 10:00 — filed under: , , , ,
On 14 November 2018, Uniqlo walked away from a mediation process in Jakarta without making any 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, four thousand workers, mostly women, found themselves in huge debts and without prospects of employment
Located in News / / 11 / 28
Pressure mounting for UNIQLO to pay Indonesian workers compensation
by Mirjam van Heugten published 23-03-2017 last modified 30-03-2017 13:10 — filed under: , , ,
Following the actions on International Women's Day in Hong Kong, two Indonesian unions protested at the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10.00 A.M. They demand justice for workers at the shuttered factory PT Jaba Garmindo in Indonesia, which supplied Japanese retailer Uniqlo.
Located in News / / 03 / 23
Projection on Tate Modern Calling Attention to UNIQLO’s Disdain for Garment Workers
by Paul Roeland published 23-02-2018 — filed under: , , ,
The night before Uniqlo Tate Late, campaigners project a series of messages to UNIQLO CEO, Tadashi Yanai, demanding that the Japanese fast fashion chain takes responsibility for 2000 workers, collectively owed $5.5 million in unpaid wages and severance payments.
Located in News / / 02 / 23
Statement on the refusal of Uniqlo to pay what is owed
by Paul Roeland published 22-02-2018 — filed under: , , ,
Located in News / / 02 / 22
UNIQLO under fire for factory closure after worker uprising
by Paul Roeland published 24-07-2015 last modified 03-12-2015 13:01 — filed under: ,
UNIQLO, one of Asia's biggest fashion brands, has come under fire this month after one of its Chinese supplier factories, Artigas Clothing and Leather, shut down without notice and denied workers severance and social insurance payments.
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