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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…

The quest to find a sustainable prayer rug

Country: China, Global
Issues: Forced Labor, Health & Safety Violations, Living Wage, Wage and hour violations

South China Headwear (Shenzhen) Co. Limited

Country: China
Issues: Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

The WRC’s investigation found violations of law and university codes of conduct, including excessive overtime and the failure to provide workers even one guaranteed weekly rest day, failure to enroll workers in government social insurance programs, substandard dormitory conditions, and illegal wage deductions. While the factory has addressed the benefits enrollment and wage deduction issues,…

New WRC Factory Report: South China Headwear (China)

Country: China
Issues: Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Rola Abimourched, Ben Hensler, and Scott Nova Date: December 16, 2021 Re: New WRC Factory Report: South China Headwear (China) Please find here a case summary concerning labor rights violations and remediation at South China Headwear, a factory making university logo caps in Shenzhen, China. These are the…

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…