Buyer compensates fired unionists

At the Busana Prima Global factory, seven female workers were dismissed for their union work. They had visited the Bogor District Department for Manpower to discuss continuing violations of labour rights at their workplace. On the dismissal of the seven unionists, 37 co-workers went on strike. The factory management has not been willing to change its behaviour.

In early 2010, seven female workers of the Busana Prima Global factory in Bogor – Winni Mardalena, Wasriah, Jenny Lubis, Haryani, Meyani, Winarti and Kurbana Yastika – were dismissed because of their union work for the Shoe, Textile and Garment Labour Union. The workers filed a complaint with the Fair Wear Foundation.

The brand Jack Wolfskin, which is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, was buying from Busana Prima Global. The situation did not improve after Jack Wolfskin repeatedly urged the factory to re-hire the workers and improve the conditions in the factory.
Jack Wolfskin subsequently decided to withdraw orders from Busana Prima Global. Throughout 2012, the fired workers were in a process of negotiation with Jack Wolfskin on compensation and skills training, resulting in an agreement on compensation in 2013.