Buyer compensates fired unionists
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.