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Back Pay Secured for Workers Denied Wages at Indonesian Factory Decorating Collegiate Goods for adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Fanatics

Country: Indonesia
Issues: COVID-19, Wage Theft

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Rola Abimourched and Bent Gehrt Date: May 2, 2022 Re: Back Pay Secured for Workers Denied Wages at Indonesian Factory Decorating Collegiate Goods for adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Fanatics This case brief discusses the Worker Rights Consortium’s investigation and the remediation of violations of labor law and university codes…

Fashion brands said ‘never again’ but women are still being exploited in supply chains

Country: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Issues: COVID-19, Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Safety Accords, Wage Theft

Update on Hong Seng Knitting (Thailand)

Country: Thailand
Issues: COVID-19, Wage Theft

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova Date: April 19, 2022 Re: Update on Hong Seng Knitting (Thailand) A number of affiliate universities have contacted the WRC in the last few weeks seeking updated information concerning unpaid wages at Hong Seng Knitting, a Thai supplier of university logo apparel to Nike. In light…

State of California Asked WRC to Deliver Living Wages to Workers Making Masks

Country: Vietnam
Issues: COVID-19, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Living Wage, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Ben Hensler, Bent Gehrt, and Scott Nova Date: January 24, 2022 Re: State of California Asked WRC to Deliver Living Wages to Workers Making Masks Last year, the State of California’s Health Benefit Exchange, known as Covered California, asked the WRC to assist this public agency by monitoring…

Industrias Florenzi

Country: El Salvador
Issues: COVID-19, Wage Theft

Industrias Florenzi closed factory operations in July 2020. At the time of the closure, the factory failed to pay 207 workers the terminal compensation to which they were legally entitled: Under Salvadoran law, the factory owed the former employees unpaid wages, severance, and unpaid vacation and bonuses, as well as money that it deducted from…

Call to protect garment workers from COVID

Country:
Issues: COVID-19, Health & Safety Violations

Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan Unions Call for Health and Safety Protections for Garment Workers

Country: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
Issues: COVID-19, Health & Safety Violations

The Covid 19 pandemic has posed new health and safety risks for garment workers in factories around the world. In addition to the dangers workers already faced from excessive temperatures, unsafe machinery, and factory fires, workers now must also now contend with the spread of a potentially deadly respiratory virus in factories where, too often,…

RMG factories owe $844m in wages to workers

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: COVID-19