New WRC research estimates that total severance theft during Covid-19, across the supply chains of global brands and retailers, is already $500 to $850 million... and the pandemic isn’t over.
The WRC’s Jewher Ilham writes about how brands are implicated in the Uyghur forced labour crisis—and what must be done—in her op-ed in The Guardian.
Reporting from The New York Times reveals the central role that women garment workers are playing in Myanmar’s anti-coup protests, as well as their demands for global garment brands.
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WRC Finds Violations in Supply Chains of Gap, Next, Walmart, and MoreFashion Brands Urged to Form Severance Guarantee Fund to Pay Fired Workers’ Stolen Earnings Tens of thousands of garment workers at factories producing for leading fashion brands, who were fired during the Covid-19 pandemic, are being denied terminal compensation, in violation of the law…
Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region Warns Corporations Not to Trade their Human Rights Principles for Market Access
WORLDWIDE — As global fashion brands face commercial retaliation in China over their statements against the use of forced Uyghur labour, the advocates leading the campaign against forced labour in the Uyghur Region are calling on companies not to trade their human rights principles to hang onto commercial advantage.
For nearly a year, A-ya spent up to 10 hours a day at Trax Apparel in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, where she stitched sportswear for brands such as Adidas for $300 a month. Soon after Covid-19 hit the shores of the Southeast Asian country, the company’s once-humming production lines suddenly ground to a halt. In April 2020, she was sent home. Two months after she was furloughed, A-ya was dismissed.
by: Carolyn Butler, Solidarity Center A worker-centered, precedent-setting program that targets gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in four Lesotho garment factories is now in effect for as many as 10,000 workers producing jeans for the global market. The program inauguration on Friday was marked by a social media campaign, including SMS text blasts to garment…