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Istmo

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The primary issue of concern at the factory has been violations of workers’ associational rights, including illegal firings of trade union members and threats against union supporters. Additional violations that have been uncovered in the course of the WRC’s work at the factory include forced overtime, discrimination against pregnant workers, and failure to pay workers on time and other payroll irregularities that have the effect of denying workers full payment for hours worked, among other issues. We are pleased to report that there has been very significant progress in addressing these issues, thanks in large part to efforts by Gap.

Gildan El Progreso S.A. (Gildan Activewear)

Country: Honduras
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

In January 2004, the WRC received a complaint from the Maquila Solidarity Network (a Canadian non-governmental organization) supported by the Federación Independiente de Trabajadores Hondureños (FITH, Independent Federation of Honduran Workers) and Canadian Labour Congress, on behalf of a group of workers alleging labor rights violations at Gildan El Progreso.

Double Star

Country: Thailand
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage Theft

The WRC has been working since November 2003 to correct code of conduct violations at the Double Star factory in Thailand. The WRC assessment identified serious code of conduct violations pertaining to freedom of association, wages, hours of work, and occupational health and safety.

Calypso

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

During July and September of 2006, the WRC received three separate complaints from worker representatives concerning three factories in Central America owned by a single multinational apparel corporation, known as the Argus Group. In each case it was alleged that workers who had associated with a trade union had been fired illegally. Other areas of concern included occupational health and safety and overtime.

Lian Thai

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

The WRC undertook an Assessment of Lian Thai in response to a complaint from workers alleging a range of code of conduct violations, primarily in the areas of collective bargaining, the provision of benefits, homework, and occupational health and safety.

Easy Group

Country: Philippines
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC’s Assessment of the three Easy Group facilities was carried out in response to complaints from employees alleging serious violations of worker rights. The principal areas of concern identified in the complaints were working hours and compensation, misuse of a contract labor system, and freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Far East Garment Textile

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

The assessment was initiated in response to multiple complaints made by employees of these facilities, primarily concerning the areas of freedom of association and occupational health and safety.

First Apparel

Country: Thailand
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

The assessment was initiated in response to multiple complaints made by employees of these facilities, primarily concerning the areas of freedom of association and occupational health and safety.

PT Dae Joo Leports

Country: Indonesia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, 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 Harassment, 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.