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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,…

Call to protect garment workers from COVID

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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,…

K.P. Textil

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

The WRC investigated a May 2020 outbreak of Covid-19 at K.P. Textil that resulted in one-third of the factory’s employees contracting the virus and, unfortunately, led to the death of one worker.  Following the WRC’s engagement with factory buyers AEO Inc. and Gap, Inc., these buyers confirmed that factory management took appropriate remedial action with…

WRC Case Brief: K.P. Textil (Guatemala)

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

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova, Tara Mathur, and Ben Hensler Date: June 25, 2021 Re: WRC Case Brief: K.P. Textil (Guatemala) This is a brief summary of the WRC’s engagement with American Eagle Outfitters (AEO, Inc.), the parent company of the university licensee, Tailgate, and the retailer, Gap, Inc., following an…

Global rights groups for TRIPS waiver to protect RMG workers from Covid-19

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: COVID-19, Health & Safety Violations, Wage Theft

Covid-19 Infections Surge at One of World’s Largest Medical Glove Makers

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Issues: COVID-19, Health & Safety Violations

Popular International Garment Co., Ltd.

Country: Myanmar
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.

To Create a Better Everyday Life for Some People

Country: Bangladesh
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.

League Central America

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…