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Delta Apparel Honduras

Country: Honduras
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Gender 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.

Tarrant Ajalpan

Country: Mexico
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Wrongful Termination

The WRC investigation found that Tarrant Ajalpan has illegally fired all of the leaders of a lawfully constituted worker movement, which was established to promote better working conditions at the facility and to organize an independent union. Tarrant Ajalpan has further illegally fired at least 150 other workers in a further attempt to prevent factory employees from exercising their associational rights.

Suntex

Country: Cambodia
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations

The WRC has conducted emergency assessments at Ocean Sky factories, including Bright Sky, Suntex and Rainbow Screen Printing in Cambodia following violent attacks against prominent union figures. The President of Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) was brutally attacked by a group of men with an iron pipe and sticks and has faced additional attacks.

Star, S.A.

Country: Honduras
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations

The National Labor Committee originally brought the Star factory in Honduras to the attention of the WRC in late 2007. A subsequent investigation by the WRC confirmed that 55 workers had been unlawfully terminated shortly after they had formed a union.

Sinolink Garment Manufacturing

Country: Kenya
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Precarious Work, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

The WRC launched an emergency assessment of Sinolink in response to a worker complaint in August, 2004. The investigation found serious violations of worker rights in the following areas: freedom of association, including collusion with state police to violently squelch lawful associational activities; health and safety, including workers being locked in the factory overnight without access to first aid supplies; verbal and physical harassment and abuse; inappropriate use of casual employment status; forced and improperly compensated overtime, including forced 24-hour shifts; and access to sick leave and maternity leave.

Rising Sun Kenya EPZ

Country: Kenya
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Precarious Work, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

The WRC’s investigation of Rising Sun documented a number of serious code of conduct violations including, of greatest concern, the mass firing of 1,270 workers in early June 2006 in response to protests by workers regarding working conditions at the factory.

Rainbow Screen Printing

Country: Cambodia
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations

The WRC has conducted emergency assessments at Ocean Sky factories, including Bright Sky, Suntex and Rainbow Screen Printing in Cambodia following violent attacks against prominent union figures. The President of Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) was brutally attacked by a group of men with an iron pipe and sticks and has faced additional attacks.

PT Panarub

Country: Indonesia
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Precarious Work, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

Based upon information from Adidas, OCAA, local non-governmental organizations, and our own preliminary research, the WRC identified a number of areas of concern for investigation. These included: Legally Mandated Benefits; Freedom of Association; Occupational Health and Safety; Psychological and Physical Abuse of Employees; Arbitrary Firings and Forced Resignations; Hours of Work and Wages; Use of the Contract Labor System, and the Imposition of Improper Expenses on Workers.

PT Mulia Knitting

Country: Indonesia
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Wrongful Termination

The WRC’s investigation of PT Mulia Knitting was triggered by a worker complaint alleging serious violations of worker rights in the area of freedom of association.

PT Kolon Langgeng

Country: Indonesia
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

In November 2002, the WRC received a complaint from workers at PT Kolon Langgeng, including allegations that, if valid, would constitute violations of Indonesian law and of college and university codes of conduct primarily in the realm of wages and benefits, forced and uncompensated overtime, and occupational health and safety.