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WRC Factory Investigation

Gildan Villanueva

Factory: Gildan Villanueva

Key Buyers: Cotton Gallery, Gildan, J America Sportswear, Nike, Rocket Sportswear

Year: 2015

Case Summary

The WRC’s investigative work at Gildan Villanueva began after a complaint was filed by several of the factory’s employees stating that they had been fired in May 2013 in retaliation for their efforts to seek assistance from a local, non-governmental organization in order to improve working conditions at the facility. The workers alleged that supervisors openly expressed hostility towards the workers who met with the organization for their participation in protected, concerted activities, and that many of them were subsequently fired as a result of their participation in these efforts.

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