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Quantum Apparel (Cambodia)

Country: Cambodia
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Wrongful Termination

The WRC’s investigation found that, immediately after workers established an independent union at the factory to address complaints concerning the factory’s misuse of short-term contracts, factory management retaliated against the worker union leaders by taking the following unlawful actions: The collegiate licensee, Lululemon cooperated with the WRC’s investigation and engaged with factory management to ensure…

Remediation of Illegal Firing and Discrimination at Lululemon Collegiate Supplier in Cambodia

Country: Cambodia
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Wrongful Termination

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Bent Gehrt and Rola Abimourched Date: May 6, 2024 Re: Remediation of Illegal Firing and Discrimination at Lululemon Collegiate Supplier in Cambodia Please find here a new report on the WRC’s investigation and successful remediation of labor rights violations at the Quantum Apparel factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia….

Sun Shui Shing Industrial (Cambodia)

Country: Cambodia
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

The WRC’s investigation found that, immediately after workers established an independent union at the factory to address complaints of forced overtime and verbal abuse, the factory management launched an intense campaign of illegal retaliation that included: suspensions and firings of five worker leaders and activists; gender-based threats of violence against these workers; and threats of…

Successful Remediation of Mass Firing, Violent Threats at Collegiate Factory in Cambodia

Country: Cambodia
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Bent Gehrt and Ben Hensler Date: March 28, 2024 Re: Successful Remediation of Mass Firing, Violent Threats at Collegiate Factory in Cambodia Please find here a new report on the WRC’s investigation and successful remediation of violent threats, mass firing, and other retaliation against worker leaders at the…

Style Avenue S.A.

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

Style Avenue was found to have multiple and repeated labor rights violations, including forced overtime, illegal terminations, verbal abuse by management, failure to respect freedom of association, locking workers in the factory, excessive heat, and unsanitary conditions.

A Fight for Union Choice at a Turkish Supplier Puts Levi’s in Hot Seat

Country: Turkey
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations

Reinstatement, Full Back Pay for Illegally Fired Workers at El Salvador Collegiate Apparel Factory

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur and Ben Hensler Date: March 5, 2024 Re: Reinstatement, Full Back Pay for Illegally Fired, Suspended Workers Who Made Collegiate Apparel in El Salvador Please find here a new report on the Worker Rights Consortium’s investigation and the remediation of violations of university and buyer codes of conduct at Westtex Apparel,…

Westtex Apparel

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations

In 2023, the WRC investigated violations of workers’ rights at the Salvadoran garment factory known as Westtex Apparel. The WRC’s investigation found that, between June 2021 and March 2023, the factory illegally fired five union leaders who organized unions at Westtex in order to address issues of harassment and abuse, production requirements for workers, and…

Concerns remain despite Adidas supplier remediating Cambodia workers

Country: Cambodia
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations