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Delta Apparel Honduras

Country: Honduras
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Gender 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.

Sinolink Garment Manufacturing

Country: Kenya
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Precarious Work, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

The WRC launched an emergency assessment of Sinolink in response to a worker complaint in August, 2004. The investigation found serious violations of worker rights in the following areas: freedom of association, including collusion with state police to violently squelch lawful associational activities; health and safety, including workers being locked in the factory overnight without access to first aid supplies; verbal and physical harassment and abuse; inappropriate use of casual employment status; forced and improperly compensated overtime, including forced 24-hour shifts; and access to sick leave and maternity leave.

PT Panarub

Country: Indonesia
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Precarious Work, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

Based upon information from Adidas, OCAA, local non-governmental organizations, and our own preliminary research, the WRC identified a number of areas of concern for investigation. These included: Legally Mandated Benefits; Freedom of Association; Occupational Health and Safety; Psychological and Physical Abuse of Employees; Arbitrary Firings and Forced Resignations; Hours of Work and Wages; Use of the Contract Labor System, and the Imposition of Improper Expenses on Workers.

PT Kolon Langgeng

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

In November 2002, the WRC received a complaint from workers at PT Kolon Langgeng, including allegations that, if valid, would constitute violations of Indonesian law and of college and university codes of conduct primarily in the realm of wages and benefits, forced and uncompensated overtime, and occupational health and safety.

PT Dae Joo Leports

Country: Indonesia
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Precarious Work, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The International Labor Organization (ILO), in a 1998 publication, noted that “hours of work, overtime and wages, occupational health and safety, leave, provision of food and transport, social security and the special needs of women workers,” in addition to inadequate access to health care and restricted associational rights, are problems characteristic of export processing zones. In Indonesia’s export processing zones, and in the KBN’s North Jakarta branches in particular, some of these problems are starkly visible.

PT Dada

Country: Indonesia
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Migrant Worker Abuse, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

Violations found include punishing sick leave, danger of severe heat stress, requiring homework, and freedom of association violations.

PCCS Garment

Country: Cambodia
Issues: Health & Safety Violations, Precarious Work, Statutory Benefit Violations

The WRC initiated the assessment of PCCS Garment in response to worker complaints alleging violations in the area of occupational health and safety, as well as the excessive use of short-term labor contracts.

New Wide Garment Cambodia

Country: Cambodia
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Precarious Work, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC’s assessment of New Wide Garment, initiated in October of 2007, identified a number of serious labor rights violations in the areas of freedom of association, women’s rights, wages and benefits, and occupational health and safety. Significant progress has been achieved.

New Holland

Country: Nicaragua
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Wrongful Termination

At the time the WRC received the New Holland complaint, workers had recently organized a labor union to try address what they viewed as labor rights violations: the workers alleged verbal harassment of workers, forced overtime, and unclean restroom facilities, among other problems. The primary subject of the complaint was that the company had allegedly tried to eliminate the worker organization from the factory by illegally firing its founding leaders.

New Era Cap Company

Country: United States
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, 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.