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Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft
The WRC’s assessment of Popular Garment identified numerous violations of Burmese labor law, international labor conventions, and university codes of conduct. These included violations of the right of freedom of association, wage theft, illegal short-term contracts, harassment and abuse by management, and occupational health and safety violations among others.
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Wage and hour violations
There are few research studies on the labor conditions of home textile factory workers. This report aims to fill this gap and to test the supply chain labor standards of the brands that are driving the growth of Bangladesh’s home textile industry against the actual conditions of workers in the factories that produce these goods. Workers interviewed for this report revealed violations of Bangladeshi labor law and brands’ codes of conduct related to building safety, payment of wages, working hours, freedom of association, and abuse.
Country: El Salvador
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination
The WRC conducted an assessment of compliance with labor rights standards at League Central America (LCA), a garment factory located El Salvador that is owned and operated by the U.S. apparel brand known as League Collegiate Wear, Inc. The assessment found violations of Salvadoran law in the following areas: Wages and Hours of Work. The WRC…
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and 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.
Amidst Wave of Deadly Fires, Bangladesh Government Threatens to Expel the Only Credible Building Safety Programme in the Country and Further Suppress Workers’ Rights
Issues: Health & Safety Violations, Workplace Health and Safety
On the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, labour rights groups are calling on the government of Bangladesh to cease attempts to expel the Accord on Fire and Building Safety from Bangladesh and to urgently increase safety efforts for the buildings currently under the government’s oversight, which include tens of thousands of factories…
Issues: Health & Safety Violations
The government of Bangladesh is using proceedings before the Supreme Court of Bangladesh to prevent the Accord on Fire and Building Safety from operating, thereby putting workers’ safety at risk. A ruling on 7 April 2019 in Bangladesh’s Appellate Court could require the Accord to close its Dhaka office and operations without taking into account whether national agencies would be ready to take up the work. The government’s justification for trying to end the Accord’s work depends entirely on its claim that the government is ready to assume responsibility for the 1,688 factories under the Accord’s purview, but our research shows a shocking level of unreadiness.
Country: Dominican Republic
Issues: Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft
The WRC’s assessment at SMC found violations in the areas of wages and hours, statutory paid time off, maternity benefits and occupational health and safety.
Country: United States
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Migrant Worker Abuse, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wrongful Termination
The complaint alleged that New Era failed to comply with WRC and university Codes of Conduct, and with applicable labor and employment laws, in three general areas: health and safety, age and disability discrimination, and freedom of association and collective bargaining.