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Despite massive profits, big fashion brands refuse to pay workers after factory closures
by Mirjam van Heugten published 14-12-2017 last modified 15-12-2017 10:30
Starting 14 December, garment workers and activists unite in global actions against wage theft. Over the next week, while holiday shoppers across the world peruse apparel stores, they may also discover messages from garment workers seeking help. The message to consumers reads: "I made the item you are about to buy but I didn´t get paid for making it".
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Pressure grows on Uniqlo CEO to fulfill debt owed to workers
by Mirjam van Heugten published 08-11-2017
Today, a global coalition consisting of labour activists and campaigners throughout Japan, Hong Kong, Europe, and the U.S., joined garment workers in Indonesia, renewing calls on Uniqlo CEO Tadashi Yanai to fulfill the debt owed to workers after the Jaba Garmindo garment factory suddenly closed in 2015.
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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.
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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.
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Major developments in Bangladesh labour crackdown - Important first step taken however crisis not resolved
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-02-2017 last modified 24-02-2017 18:57
After months of intense efforts by labour unions, and labour and human rights organisations, all over the world, yesterday, Bangladesh trade unionists, the government and the employers’ organisation announced the planned release of all remaining detained labour leaders. Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum and the Worker Rights Consortium welcome the announcement as an important first step, but warn that in its current form it still falls short of fully resolving the crisis in Bangladesh.
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