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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…

WRC Secures $2.9 Million in Back Pay for Workers Who Made University Apparel in Indonesia

Country: Indonesia
Issues: Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

January 20, 2022 Dear Colleagues, Please find here a case brief concerning labor rights violations and remediation at a collegiate factory in Indonesia. Here are the key points: Through three years of work, the WRC has secured $2.9 million in previously unpaid compensation for 1,301 workers at a factory that made university apparel for Gear for…

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,…

Sewing International S.A. (SISA)

Country: Haiti
Issues: Statutory Benefit Violations

In 2020–2021, the WRC investigated the chronic failure of Haitian garment factories to make legally required contributions to the country’s public healthcare and pension systems. This failure contributed to the avoidable deaths of two workers that occurred after each of them was unable to access lifesaving medical treatment. The WRC’s investigation found that the factories…

Palm Apparel

Country: Haiti
Issues: Statutory Benefit Violations

In 2020–2021, the WRC investigated the chronic failure of Haitian garment factories to make legally required contributions to the country’s public healthcare and pension systems. This failure contributed to the avoidable deaths of two workers that occurred after each of them was unable to access lifesaving medical treatment. The WRC’s investigation found that the factories…

Unpaid Health Benefits and Two Worker Deaths in Haiti

Country: Haiti
Issues: Statutory Benefit Violations

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova, Tara Mathur, and Ben Hensler Date: June 17, 2021 Re: Unpaid Health Benefits and Two Worker Deaths in Haiti We write to share a new WRC report concerning two factories in Haiti making university logo apparel, Palm Apparel and Sewing International, that failed to pay legally…

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.