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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

The quest to find a sustainable prayer rug

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

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,…

Confirming Wage/Hour Compliance at Collegiate Factories in El Salvador

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Wage and hour violations

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur and Ben Hensler Date: November 9, 2021 Re: Confirming Wage/Hour Compliance at Collegiate Factories in El Salvador Last month, the WRC shared with affiliate schools and university licensees guidance with regard to new wage and hour risks at garment factories in El Salvador, including those producing…

WRC Issues Guidance to Licensees on New Wage and Hour Compliance Risks in El Salvador

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Wage and hour violations

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur and Ben Hensler Date: September 23, 2021 Re: WRC Issues Guidance to Licensees on New Wage and Hour Compliance Risks in El Salvador At the beginning of this month, the WRC issued guidance to university licensees concerning several wage and hour compliance risks that have recently…

Weakening Legal Protections for Garment Workers in Asia

Country: Cambodia, India, Indonesia
Issues: COVID-19, Freedom of Association Violations, Living Wage, Wage and hour violations, Workplace Health and Safety

May 27, 2021 Dear colleagues, Over the past year, the WRC has tracked a disturbing trend: as their populations faced the ravages of Covid, the governments of several garment-producing countries in Asia acted to strip away and undermine worker protections, a move often framed as a way to attract new investment. In Indonesia and India,…

Buyers Pulled Orders When Migrant Burmese Garment Workers Spoke Out in Defense of Their Rights, Now They Are Making Workers Whole

Country: Thailand
Issues: Migrant Worker Abuse, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

Despite the inclusion of nondiscrimination protections based on nationality in Thai labor law, Mae Sot is known as a black hole of labor abuse for the many Burmese migrant workers who produce apparel there. Burmese workers in Mae Sot face a range of workplace violations that often go unreported and uncorrected due to their status…

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.

Posmi Sweaters Ltd.

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC initiated an investigation in response to a complaint from the Akota Garment Workers Federation (AGWF), brought on behalf of seven Posmi employees, alleging their retaliatory and illegal termination. While investigating the termination of the seven workers, the WRC found a number of violations of university codes and Bangladeshi law, including severe wage and…