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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

Workers at Two Guatemala Garment Factories Overcome a History of Violence and Vindicate Associational Rights

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

The WRC helped workers organizing unions at Guatemalan factories owned by Korean multinational SAE-A secure remedies for violence, death threats, and illegal firings.

Centexsa

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations

In January 2022, the Solidarity Center of the AFL-CIO filed a complaint with the WRC on the illegal dismissals of nine workers at Centexsa in response to their exercise of freedom of association. The WRC contacted the parent company, the Korean multinational corporation SAE-A, which agreed to make offers of reinstatement and payment of back…

Overcoming a History of Violence: Intervention with Collegiate Supplier in Guatemala Secures Rapid Remediation

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Violence Against Workers, Wrongful Termination

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur, Ben Hensler, and Scott Nova Date: February 4, 2022 Re: Overcoming a History of Violence: Intervention with Collegiate Supplier in Guatemala Secures Rapid Remediation Last month, after engagement by the WRC with the factory’s owners, a collegiate apparel supplier in Guatemala, Centexsa, SA, offered reinstatement with…

Winners

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Violence Against Workers, Wrongful Termination

The WRC documented serious violations of workers’ right to freedom of association that occurred at the Winners factory, owned by the Korean multinational company SAE-A. In 2020, union leaders were attacked by mob violence, threatened with death, and forced to resign from their positions. The WRC engaged with SAE-A and with buyers and ultimately the…

Can Man Garment

Country: Vietnam
Issues: Child Labor, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Living Wage, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

Read More: Worker Rights Consortium Assessment: Can Man Garment – January 24, 2022

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…

Daw Myo Myo Aye, leader of the STUM Union, is released from prison, but the threat to trade unionists and workers in Myanmar remains high

Country: Myanmar
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations

After six months of detainment in Myanmar’s notorious, Covid-ridden Insein prison,[1] Daw Myo Myo Aye, leader of the Solidarity Trade Union of Myanmar, was released and reunited with her family along with 5,000 other political prisoners on October 21, 2021. Among those released alongside Myo Myo were three workers from Xing Jia Footwear, whose only…

Honeys Garment Industry Ltd.

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

From August through November 2019, the Worker Rights Consortium (“WRC”) conducted an assessment of working conditions and labor practices at the Honeys Garment and Honeys Garment Industry Ltd. apparel factories in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Both factories are owned by Honeys Holdings Co. Ltd. (“Honeys Holdings”), a Japanese online retailer, and are located in Mingaladon Township,…

Premium Apparel

Country: Haiti
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Wage Theft

The WRC investigated and worked to remedy Premium Apparel’s unlawful, mass retaliatory firing of nearly 50 workers, nearly all of whom were union leaders and activists at factory. The dismissals occurred in July 2020 following a nonviolent protest in support of workers who were sent home without pay, after being called in to work on the promise of a day’s wage.