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Back Pay Secured for Workers Denied Wages at Indonesian Factory Decorating Collegiate Goods for adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Fanatics

Published: May 2, 2022

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Rola Abimourched and Bent Gehrt Date: May 2, 2022 Re: Back Pay Secured for Workers Denied Wages at Indonesian Factory Decorating Collegiate Goods for adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Fanatics This case brief discusses the Worker Rights Consortium’s investigation and the remediation of violations of labor law and university codes…

WRC Secures $2.9 Million in Back Pay for Workers Who Made University Apparel in Indonesia

Published: January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022 Dear Colleagues, Please find here a case brief concerning labor rights violations and remediation at a collegiate factory in Indonesia. Here are the key points: Through three years of work, the WRC has secured $2.9 million in previously unpaid compensation for 1,301 workers at a factory that made university apparel for Gear for…

Weakening Legal Protections for Garment Workers in Asia

Published: May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021 Dear colleagues, Over the past year, the WRC has tracked a disturbing trend: as their populations faced the ravages of Covid, the governments of several garment-producing countries in Asia acted to strip away and undermine worker protections, a move often framed as a way to attract new investment. In Indonesia and India,…

PT Victory Chingluh

Published: April 6, 2021

The apparel industry’s chronically low wages left most garment workers with no savings on the eve of the Covid-19 crisis. Since most governments in apparel exporting countries provide little or no unemployment benefits, the only thing standing between an out-of-work garment worker and immediate poverty for her family are the legally mandated severance benefits that…

PT Taekwang

Published: April 6, 2021

The apparel industry’s chronically low wages left most garment workers with no savings on the eve of the Covid-19 crisis. Since most governments in apparel exporting countries provide little or no unemployment benefits, the only thing standing between an out-of-work garment worker and immediate poverty for her family are the legally mandated severance benefits that…

PT L&B

Published: April 6, 2021

The apparel industry’s chronically low wages left most garment workers with no savings on the eve of the Covid-19 crisis. Since most governments in apparel exporting countries provide little or no unemployment benefits, the only thing standing between an out-of-work garment worker and immediate poverty for her family are the legally mandated severance benefits that…

PT Gunung Salak Sukabumi

Published: April 6, 2021

The apparel industry’s chronically low wages left most garment workers with no savings on the eve of the Covid-19 crisis. Since most governments in apparel exporting countries provide little or no unemployment benefits, the only thing standing between an out-of-work garment worker and immediate poverty for her family are the legally mandated severance benefits that…

PT Kukdong International

Published: December 13, 2019

In September 2019, PT Kukdong International, which was located in Bekasi City, West Java, Indonesia, closed its doors, ending the employment of 1,021 workers. The factory paid these workers the full severance that they were owed under Indonesian law, totaling more than nine million dollars. While the closure was a sad event for these workers,…

Largest Sum Ever: WRC recovers US$4.5 Million in unpaid severance

Published: December 4, 2019

In the fall of 2019, two thousand Indonesian workers received what the WRC believes to be the largest amount workers have won in a single case of illegally denied severance. On July 2, 2018, the management of PT Kahoindah Citragarment (Kahoindah), an Indonesian garment factory owned by the Korean firm Hojeon LLC, had announced that…