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Delta Apparel Honduras

Country: Honduras
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Health & Safety Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations

The WRC investigated a complaint filed by workers at Delta Apparel Honduras (DAH), and found that the practices of DAH violated Honduran law and university codes of conduct in the areas of wages and hours of work, legally mandated benefits, health care, harassment and abuse, gender discrimination, freedom of association, and occupational health and safety.

Banning Hope: Bangladesh Garment Workers, Seeking a Dollar an Hour Face Mass Firings, Violence, and False Arrests

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Violence Against Workers, Wrongful Termination

The government and apparel factory owners in Bangladesh have carried out a brutal crackdown on garment workers in retaliation for largely peaceful protests against the country’s extremely low minimum wage. Since December of 2018, at least 65 workers have been arrested and subjected to baseless criminal charges, brought at the behest of factories that supply brands like H&M, Mango, and Next.

Nur Group

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Wrongful Termination

Shabana, a senior sewing operator of Nur Group, worked at the factory for three years before being dismissed by factory management on January 13, 2019. Shabana recounted to the WRC how workers at Nur Group staged a demonstration on January 6, after receiving their monthly salaries. According to Shabana, workers had identified errors in the…

Abanti Colour Tex Limited

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Wrongful Termination

The Abanti factory management responded to mass worker demonstrations by terminating at least 1,200 workers, according to the Bangladesh Center for Solidarity Studies and Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation (BGIWF). As will be shown below, these terminations were not based on evidence of specific behavior by specific workers and were not conducted in accordance…

Mahmud Fashion

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Abuse and Harassment

Consistent testimony gathered by the WRC indicates that workers are being indiscriminately arrested through the abuse of the ability to make allegations against unnamed individuals in criminal complaints. On January 11, police came to the homes of two Saybolt Tex employees , and physically dragged them from their homes. These arrests were pursuant to a…

AR Jeans Producer Ltd.

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Wrongful Termination

On January 11, factory managers from AR Jeans Producer Ltd. (AR), in Narayanganj, filed a criminal case alleging that, on January 10, AR employees beat up factory staff, locked them in a room, and destroyed property worth nearly $6,000 USD. The WRC interviewed 15 AR employees regarding the protests at the factory on and around…

New Era Cap Company

Country: United States
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Migrant Worker Abuse, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wrongful Termination

The complaint alleged that New Era failed to comply with WRC and university Codes of Conduct, and with applicable labor and employment laws, in three general areas: health and safety, age and disability discrimination, and freedom of association and collective bargaining.

League Central America

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC conducted an assessment of compliance with labor rights standards at League Central America (LCA), a garment factory located El Salvador that is owned and operated by the U.S. apparel brand known as League Collegiate Wear, Inc.  The assessment found violations of Salvadoran law in the following areas: Wages and Hours of Work. The WRC…

JP Textile Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

JP Textile Ethiopia Plc. (“JP”) is located in Hawassa Industrial Park in the small southern town of Hawassa. The 40,000 square meter facility is owned by JP (Ethiopia) Textile Company, a subsidiary of Wuxi Jinmao, a Chinese conglomerate with factories in China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The plant includes the zone’s only textile mill, as…

Jay Jay Textiles

Country: Ethiopia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

Jay Jay Textiles (“Jay Jay”) is located in the Bole Lemi Industrial Park (Phase I). Occupying some 27,500 square meters, the Indian-owned factory is one of the largest facilities in the zone. Specializing in children’s apparel, the facility manufactures apparel goods for Gerber Children’s Wear, The Children’s Place, The William Carter Company, and H&M. The…