WRC Factory Investigation

Calypso

Factory: Calypso

Key Buyers: adidas, Cintas, Hanesbrands, Lacoste, Landau, Levi Strauss, PVH, Russell, Walmart, Williamson-Dickie

Year: 2006

Case Summary

During July and September of 2006, the WRC received three separate complaints from worker representatives concerning three factories in Central America owned by a single multinational apparel corporation, known as the Argus Group. In each case it was alleged that workers who had associated with a trade union had been fired illegally. Other areas of concern included occupational health and safety and overtime.

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