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WRC Update: $9.4 Million in Back Wages Paid by Collegiate Supplier in India

Published: July 8, 2022

July 8, 2022 Dear Colleagues, This is a progress report on the WRC’s efforts to secure back wages for 400,000 garment workers in India’s Karnataka state, including the 80,000 workers employed by the collegiate supplier Shahi Exports. (Click here and here for background.) Here are the key updates: Collegiate supplier Shahi Exports has now paid $9.4 million…

After WRC Investigation, a Binding Agreement to Protect Workers

Published: June 21, 2022

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova Date: June 21, 2022 Re: After WRC Investigation, a Binding Agreement to Protect Workers Please find here the WRC’s report on our investigation of gender-based violence and harassment at the Natchi Apparel factory in India and binding agreements recently signed with worker representatives, the brand H&M,…

Natchi Apparel

Published: May 22, 2022

Labor organizations have signed binding agreements with Natchi owner Eastman Apparel and with H&M to combat gender-based violence and harassment at this factory. These agreements were reached after the WRC found numerous practices at the Natchi factory that violated Indian law, international labor standards, and/or vendor codes of conduct, regarding gender-based violence and harassment, other…

$28.6 Million in Back Pay Commitments for Indian Garment Workers

Published: March 2, 2022

March 2, 2022 Dear Colleagues, We are writing to inform you of further historic progress in the WRC’s efforts to correct the refusal of apparel suppliers in India, including a leading producer of university logo goods, to pay the legal minimum wage. This systematic violation deprived 400,000 workers in India’s Karnataka State of more than…