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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
Fire kills 286 – despite social responsibility certificate
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:10 — filed under: ,
In September 2012 Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi was devastated by a fire, resulting in the death of 286 trapped workers. The factory produced jeans and other apparel for German discounter KiK. Just a month before the fire, the factory had been certified as meeting international labour standards by Social Accountability International.
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
Workers tortured for 'extortion'
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:11 — filed under: ,
In Karachi, twelve trade union activists were charged under the Anti-Terrorist Act in March 2012. This is believed to be a response to their union activities at their workplace at a subsidiary of Al Karam Textile Mills. Six of the unionists were arrested and tortured. In May 2012 they were released on bail.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012