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New Report Details Growth of XPCC’s Prisons and Internment Camps

The Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region calls on corporations, in all countries, to sever all relationships with Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) companies and their subsidiaries. The call follows the release of a new report, Until Nothing is Left, providing alarming insights into the systemic repression of Uyghurs by the XPCC …

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Global Coalition Calls on Companies Not to Dump Forced Labour-Made Goods in Non-US Markets

Today, as the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) comes into effect in the United States, the Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region urged US importers not to dump goods linked to the Uyghur Region into other markets and to not re-export tainted goods. Hundreds of companies have been publicly identified as having links to Uyghur forced labour….

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Target Supplier JNB Global Fires Workers and Steals Severance

Overview: The WRC recently documented violations of worker rights at the Guatemalan garment factory JNB Global, also known as Sams and Rudia. Following our investigation, we shared findings and recommendations for remedial action with the factory and with its buyer, Target Corporation. The violations of worker rights at JNB Global occurred when the factory required…

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

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.

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Workers at Two Guatemala Garment Factories Overcome a History of Violence and Vindicate Associational Rights

The WRC helped workers organizing unions at Guatemalan factories owned by Korean multinational SAE-A secure remedies for violence, death threats, and illegal firings.

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80,000 Shahi Exports Workers Will Finally Get Their Back Pay

In a major breakthrough in the efforts of the Garment and Textile Workers’ Union in Karnataka, India, the WRC, and a growing list of labor rights advocates, to address the refusal of suppliers in Karnataka to pay the legal minimum wage—a violation that has affected 400,000 workers, who are collectively owed nearly $60 million…

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Worker Rights Consortium and Worker Representatives Secure $1 Million Humanitarian Contribution from Barco Uniforms to Address Unpaid Severance at Closed Supplier Factory in El Salvador

The WRC is pleased to report that Southern California-based Barco Uniforms, Inc. has made a humanitarian contribution of more than $1 million to the 200 former employees of Barco’s former supplier, the Industrias Florenzi factory in El Salvador.

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El Consorcio de Derechos del Trabajador (WRC) y representantes de las trabajadoras(es) obtuvieron una contribución humanitaria de US$1 millón de Barco Uniforms para encarar las indemnizaciones pendientes debido al cierre de su fábrica proveedora en El Salvador

23 de diciembre de 2021 Al Consorcio de Derechos del Trabajador (WRC por sus siglas en inglés) le complace informar que la empresa Barco Uniforms, Inc., con sede en el sur del estado de California, Estados Unidos, ha realizado una contribución humanitaria de más de US$1 millón a aproximadamente 200 extrabajadoras(es) de la fábrica Industrias…

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Testimony from Workers Who Benefitted from Barco’s Contribution of $1 Million

“This is a joyful day that we thought would never come. My father fell ill during the past year, and I felt so sad because I wasn’t able to help with any of his expenses. But now I will be able to help buy him medicine. We appreciate all of the efforts by the organizations…

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Heartless at Heart and Mind: Cheated of severance, Thai workers who sewed kids’ clothes for El Corte Inglés struggle to feed and house their own children

Denial of legally due severance inflicts many hardships on garment workers. Due to chronically low wages across major apparel brands’ supply chains, weak social safety nets in the countries where they choose to produce clothes, and poor enforcement of local labor laws, most garment workers entered the Covid-19 pandemic with no margin of economic security….

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