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GO Haiti (Garments of Haiti)

September 30, 2022
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In late August 2022, more than 800 workers at the apparel factory, GO Haiti (Garments of Haiti) picked up severance checks totaling $330,000, the equivalent of almost three months’ wages per worker, that were paid for by Hanesbrands, the US apparel company that had been the factory’s main buyer. Hanesbrands informed the WRC that it…

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Trax Apparel

October 20, 2022
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The WRC identified multiple violations of Cambodian law and university labor standards at Trax Apparel, a collegiate supplier to adidas, including the illegal firing of eight workers in retaliation for forming a union to seek to better working conditions. After extensive engagement with adidas, management reinstated four of the eight leaders, however, with only partial…

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Vald’or

February 7, 2023
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Vald’or, a garment factory located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, fully closed operations in January 2022. The US-based company failed to pay the factory’s more than 1,100 workers the severance payments to which they were entitled under the law. Vald’or was also delinquent in other payments to workers, including health and pension payments, which it deducted from…

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PVH to pay out one million dollars to Haitian garment workers

February 7, 2023
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$1 Million Restored to Workers in Haiti

February 6, 2023
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February 6, 2023 Dear Colleagues, I want to share a bit of good news. As the Guardian reported yesterday, the WRC secured a million dollars from PVH (owner of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein) to provide back pay to more than a thousand garment workers in Haiti. The workers’ factory closed suddenly last year without paying them…

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Haiti garment workers share $1m payout after factory closure a year ago

February 5, 2023
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Shahi Exports Unit 8

July 8, 2021
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An investigation by the WRC found that the management of Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd.’s (Shahi) Unit 8 factory (Bangalore, India) carried out a campaign of vicious repression and retaliation against workers’ exercise of fundamental labor rights.

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Shahi Exports Unit 20

December 16, 2022
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The WRC helped secure the reinstatement of a garment worker leader in Bangalore, India, who was subjected to violent threats, physical assault, and suspension from her job for nine months after protesting verbal abuse and harassment of other workers by supervisors and managers at her factory. Although the facility where the incidents occurred does not…

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Shahi Exports Unit 12

April 28, 2010
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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.

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Fashion Brands Are Profiting From the Erosion of Workers’ Rights in Myanmar | Opinion

February 2, 2023
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