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WRC Update: $8.3 Million in Back Pay for Workers at Thai Garment Factory

Published: June 14, 2022

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova Date: June 14, 2022 Re: WRC Update: $8.3 Million in Back Pay for Workers at Thai Garment Factory With the WRC’s help, garment workers at a factory in Thailand just received $8.3 million in back pay—the most ever secured at a single garment factory. When the Brilliant…

Brilliant Alliance Thai Global Ltd.

Published: May 26, 2022

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…

Thai Workers Win Historic $8.3 Million in Back Pay, Financed by Victoria’s Secret

Published: May 25, 2022

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.

Hong Seng Knitting

Published: April 19, 2022

The WRC engaged with this factory in 2012-2013 and again in 2020-2021 regarding separate issues.