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Locked Down and Out of Work: Desperation Sets in among Garment Workers

Country: Cambodia
Issues: COVID-19, Wage Theft

Consumers Are Watching, But Is the Denim Industry Behaving Any Better?

Country: Bangladesh, Global, Lesotho
Issues: Bangladesh Accord, COVID-19, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Wage Theft

Garment Workers Were ‘Robbed’ Of Millions In Benefits. Which Brands Are Stepping In?

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Issues: COVID-19

Cheap sweatpants and loungewear were a key comfort during the global pandemic. That we can switch up our wardrobes at so little cost to ourselves is thanks in no small part to the world’s garment workers, who despite being skilled at their jobs are chronically underpaid and—as the pandemic revealed—have few social protections, even though millions have lost work in the past year. Many garment-producing countries offer no unemployment insurance.

WRC Report on Unpaid Severance across the Garment Industry during Covid-19

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Issues: COVID-19, Wage Theft

April 22, 2021 Dear Colleagues, I want to share with you a new WRC report on the problem of unpaid, legally mandated severance across the global apparel supply chain during Covid-19. You can also read coverage of the report from the New York Times. The report is part of a year-long effort by the WRC…

Garment workers’ “severance theft” exceeds US$500m

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Issues: COVID-19, Wage Theft

Pandemic leaves thousands of factory workers jobless

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Issues: COVID-19, Wage Theft