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Hundreds of women workers part of longest running strike in the Katunayake Investment Promotion Zone
by Mirjam van Heugten published 15-03-2019 last modified 18-03-2019 15:05
Workers from workwear manufacturing company ATG Ceylon Pvt Ltd. in Sri Lanka have been subject to a range of human rights abuses breaching both Sri Lankan and international labour laws and conventions. Hundreds of women workers, part of the Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees’ Union (FTZ-GSEU) have been on strike for over two months, now the longest running strike in the Katunayake Investment Promotion Zone. Two workers are now on hunger strike.
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Labour groups call for full remedy in Indonesian labour dispute involving adidas and Mizuno
by Mirjam van Heugten published 11-02-2019 last modified 13-02-2019 12:54 — filed under: , , , ,
After six years of campaigning, the former union of a notorious adidas and Mizuno supplier in Indonesia felt compelled to agree to a financial settlement after workers were illegally dismissed in 2012 following a strike to demand their legal wages. Mizuno and adidas were major buyers from the factory unit of PT Panarub Industry. Clean Clothes Campaign calls the amount paid by the Panarub Group a pittance and supports the workers’ demand to the sportswear brands to ensure full remedy.
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by Mirjam van Heugten last modified 11-02-2019 14:04
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by Mirjam van Heugten last modified 11-02-2019 14:03
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by Mirjam van Heugten last modified 28-11-2018 15:06
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Japanese retail giant Uniqlo shows contempt towards garment workers just prior to AGM
by Mirjam van Heugten published 28-11-2018 last modified 14-01-2019 12:56 — 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
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by Mirjam van Heugten last modified 09-10-2018 13:40
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As UNIQLO pops the champaign in Europe, deprived garment workers knock its door in Japan
by Mirjam van Heugten published 09-10-2018 last modified 11-10-2018 02:10
Today two garment workers, part of a group of 2000 workers from Indonesia, tour Japan calling on UNIQLO after the retailer turned down a request to meet earlier this week. The tour is part of the global Pay Up UNIQLO campaign taking place in Europe, the US, Indonesia and East Asia, uniting campaigners and workers in support of the worker’s fight for 5.5M USD in compensation after loosing their job when the Jaba Garmindo factory in Indonesia went bankrupt in 2015, two months after UNIQLO pulled its orders from the factory.
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by Mirjam van Heugten last modified 28-08-2018 08:39
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As UNIQLO arrives in Scandinavia, Indonesian garment workers demand justice
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-08-2018 last modified 28-08-2018 08:39
As UNIQLO, Japan’s largest clothing retailer, hits Stockholm on Thursday 24 August with a huge opening party at its new flagship store, labour rights campaigners demand the fast fashion giant act immediately to settle a long running dispute with 2000 Indonesia workers fighting for USD 5.5 million they are owed in lost wages and unpaid severance.
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