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Dress Master Apparel Private Ltd.

Published: April 6, 2021

Dress Master Apparel Private Ltd., a Gap supplier in Bangalore, India, closed in May 2020, leaving 1,200 workers without $346,134 in legally owed severance. Dress Master was part of the Indian company Raymond Limited, which owns three brands and operates five other subsidiaries. Reduction of workforce began two months prior when workers report that management…

Avery Dennison

Published: March 11, 2020

The WRC investigated retaliation by Avery Dennison against company employees who sought representation by the Bangalore-based Garment and Textile Workers Union (GATWU). As detailed in the report, the WRC found that Avery Dennison violated the associational rights of workers at this plant by: Improper payment by a factory human resources manager to the leader of…

Gokaldas India

Published: September 17, 2015

The WRC’s investigation found that, at the time of this tragedy, the factory was in violation of numerous state regulations regarding staff qualifications and equipment for onsite childcare and emergency medical assistance, and that, if the factory had complied with these requirements, the child’s death might well have been avoided. In light of these findings, as…

Shahi Exports Unit 12

Published: April 28, 2010

An investigation by the WRC in early 2010 determined that, with the tacit acceptance of top US and European apparel brands and retailers, Indian garment manufacturers failed to pay workers in Bangalore over US$10 million in legally mandated wages. The minimum wage was raised in March 2009, the first increase in seven years, but factory operators throughout the area simply refused to comply. For nearly a year, export apparel factories in Bangalore, which has approximately 780 factories, refused to pay the legal minimum wage to their lowest-paid workers.