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Panorama Apparels

Published: November 25, 2019

In February 2016, Panorama Apparels (“Panorama”) illegally dismissed workers who were officers of a proposed union and engaged in a sophisticated campaign to ensure that the worker leaders would not return to the factory, further violating the workers’ associational rights. At the time that the WRC launched its investigation, Panorama, which employs 1,500 workers, was…

Banning Hope: Bangladesh Garment Workers, Seeking a Dollar an Hour Face Mass Firings, Violence, and False Arrests

Published: May 17, 2019

The government and apparel factory owners in Bangladesh have carried out a brutal crackdown on garment workers in retaliation for largely peaceful protests against the country’s extremely low minimum wage. Since December of 2018, at least 65 workers have been arrested and subjected to baseless criminal charges, brought at the behest of factories that supply brands like H&M, Mango, and Next.

Sunman Group of Companies

Published: May 16, 2019

The WRC has worked with leading global apparel brands, one of Bangladesh’s largest garment manufacturers, and that country’s first independent garment workers’ union to make significant progress in remediating freedom of association violations at the Sunman factory in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Max Embo

Published: May 16, 2019

A WRC inquiry found serious violations of workers’ right to freedom of association at both Dada Dhaka and Max Embo.

Dada Dhaka

Published: May 16, 2019

A WRC inquiry found serious violations of workers’ right to freedom of association at both Dada Dhaka and Max Embo.

Amidst Wave of Deadly Fires, Bangladesh Government Threatens to Expel the Only Credible Building Safety Programme in the Country and Further Suppress Workers’ Rights

Published: April 23, 2019

On the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, labour rights groups are calling on the government of Bangladesh to cease attempts to expel the Accord on Fire and Building Safety from Bangladesh and to urgently increase safety efforts for the buildings currently under the government’s oversight, which include tens of thousands of factories…

KT Embroidery

Published: August 6, 2018

Read More: Worker Rights Consortium Report Findings, Recommendations, and Status Re KT Embroidery (Bangladesh) – August 6, 2018

Han Embroidery Ltd.

Published: August 19, 2016

A subcontracted factory that embellished collegiate caps for licensee Zephyr Graf-X (Zephyr) closed on October 25, 2015, without paying legally required severance to its workers. On average, workers were owed the equivalent of six months’ wages in unpaid compensation. The workers filed a complaint with the WRC. While the factory had not been disclosed as…

Optimum Fashion Wear

Published: March 14, 2014

The WRC, with a leading fire safety engineering firm, Hughes Associates Europe, inspected Optimum Fashion, a factory producing collegiate goods for VF Corporation. This investigation identified numerous serious fire safety hazards at this facility, including inadequate means for workers to escape the factory in the event of a fire, insufficient emergency lighting, structural flaws that…