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Open letter: After five years, it is high time to pay severance to 345 workers who made adidas and Mizuno shoes
by Christie Miedema published 12-07-2017 — filed under: , , , ,
Today five years ago, a group of Indonesian workers started a strike after their employer had denied them the provincial sectoral wage as well as freedom of association. By the end of July, 1,300 workers were dismissed for participating in the strike. Five years on, 345 workers are still fighting for their rightful severance pay. On this day, Clean Clothes Campaign published an open letter to adidas and Mizuno, the two brands that sourced from the factory in the years preceding these events.
Located in News / / 07 / 12
Top global sports brands adidas and Mizuno shamefully defy international standards on workers’ rights in Indonesia
by Christie Miedema published 29-09-2017 last modified 12-10-2017 17:47 — filed under: , , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign issues the following statement in response to the refusal of adidas and Mizuno to pay what is owed to workers who made their shoes in Indonesia:
Located in News / / 09 / 29
Indonesian wage trial: human rights violations 'systemic'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-06-2014 — filed under: , , ,
After a two-day public hearing, the jury of the People's Tribunal to assess human rights abuses faced by workers in the Indonesian garment industry, announced its verdict today. Judges found overwhelming evidence of ‘systematic violation of the fundamental right to a life lived with human dignity' in an industry employing mostly women and said 'urgent action must be taken' by a variety of stakeholders.
Located in News / / 06 / 24
Window-dressing in Bangladesh?
by Paul Roeland published 02-10-2014 — filed under: ,
In Bangladesh, about 4 million garment workers produce exports worth well over US$ 20 billion every year. Their work is rewarded with subsistence wages at best, and is often carried out in poorly constructed factories. However, organising in trade unions remains hazardous, as the industry is steeped in a culture of impunity.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014
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
Japanese retail giant Uniqlo shows contempt towards garment workers just prior to AGM
by Mirjam van Heugten published 28-11-2018 last modified 11-04-2019 15:15 — filed under: , , , ,
On 14 November 2018, Uniqlo walked away from a mediation process in Jakarta without making a 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, two thousand workers, mostly women, found themselves in huge debts and without prospects of employment
Located in News / / 11 / 28
News flash: Cambodian trial continues tomorrow
by Mirjam van Heugten published 20-05-2014 last modified 20-05-2014 11:23 — filed under: , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign and campaigners around the world continue to call for the immediate dropping of all charges and release of the 23 men arrested in Cambodia in January 2014. Today the third day of the trial was postponed again, to tomorrow.
Located in News / / 05 / 20
Demonstrations at Bangladeshi embassies demand respect for garment workers’ rights
by Christie Miedema published 28-01-2019 — filed under: , , , , ,
This week labour activists and trade unionists around the world are expressing their solidarity with garment workers in Bangladesh through demonstrations in front of Bangladeshi embassies and consulates in cities around the world. Through this week of global solidarity action, activists, unionists and consumers are calling for living wages, safe factories, and a halt to repression against garment workers in Bangladesh. Global concern for garment workers’ rights is mounting after the violent responses to recent wage-related protests, in addition to the protracted court proceedings around the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which threaten essential progress in the field of factory safety.
Located in News / / 01 / 28
Adidas and Mizuno involved in unfair dismissal case
by Mirjam van Heugten published 09-11-2015 last modified 20-11-2015 10:18 — filed under: , , ,
Every week, a large group of workers who stitched sport shoes for adidas and the Japanese brand Mizuno protests outside the PT Panarub Industry building demanding reinstatement and compensation for the loss of income.
Located in News / / 08 / 26
Outline of trade union rights violations at PT SC Enterprises
by geertjan published 23-01-2013 last modified 29-04-2013 15:33 — filed under: , ,
The below narrative describes the challenges faced by SP SCE union in organizing at PT SC Enterprises, including multiple violations of trade union rights by PT SC Enterprises management, as reported by SP SCE union and KASBI to Oxfam and the Clean Clothes Campaign.
Located in News / / 01 / 24