A year after the murder of a garment worker by her supervisor from an H&M supplier factory, labor rights groups have achieved a groundbreaking agreement with H&M to end gender-based violence and harassment at factories of a major Indian supplier.
Under the new agreement, the Accord’s life-saving work will continue in Bangladesh and will expand to additional countries where garment workers’ lives are at risk.
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.
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More than 1,250 Thai workers who sewed bras for Victoria’s Secret, Lane Bryant, and Torrid—and who were fired in 2021 without their legally mandated severance—have received $8.3 million in compensation.
Workers at Two Guatemala Garment Factories Overcome a History of Violence and Vindicate Associational Rights
The WRC helped workers organizing unions at Guatemalan factories owned by Korean multinational SAE-A secure remedies for violence, death threats, and illegal firings.
In a major breakthrough in the efforts of the Garment and Textile Workers’ Union in Karnataka, India, the WRC, and a growing list of labor rights advocates, to address the refusal of suppliers in Karnataka to pay the legal minimum wage—a violation that has affected 400,000 workers, who are collectively owed nearly $60 million…
Worker Rights Consortium and Worker Representatives Secure $1 Million Humanitarian Contribution from Barco Uniforms to Address Unpaid Severance at Closed Supplier Factory in El Salvador
The WRC is pleased to report that Southern California-based Barco Uniforms, Inc. has made a humanitarian contribution of more than $1 million to the 200 former employees of Barco’s former supplier, the Industrias Florenzi factory in El Salvador.