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Mex Mode, S.A. de C.V. (formerly Kukdong International Mexico S.A. de C.V.)

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

Kukdong workers filed complaints with the WRC in January 2001, following Kukdong’s alleged discharge of five workers who asserted several workplace grievances, and following Kukdong’s alleged failure to reinstate hundreds of workers who participated in a work stoppage protesting that discharge and other matters.

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…

JNB Global / Sams and Rudia

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC documented violations of worker rights at the Guatemalan garment factory JNB Global, also known as Sams and Rudia. Violations at this factory occurred when it required workers to sign new employment contracts that illegally falsified their dates of hire. Further violations occurred when JNB Global fired workers who refused to sign. JNB Global…

Target Supplier JNB Global Fires Workers and Steals Severance

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

Overview: The WRC recently documented violations of worker rights at the Guatemalan garment factory JNB Global, also known as Sams and Rudia. Following our investigation, we shared findings and recommendations for remedial action with the factory and with its buyer, Target Corporation. The violations of worker rights at JNB Global occurred when the factory required…

Hoosier Manufacturing

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Wrongful Termination

In 2022, the WRC investigated complaints of retaliatory dismissal of 25 workers who allegedly attempted to form a union in April 2021, as well as the dismissal of three workers in October 2021 in violation of a legal protective order. In the case of the 25 workers fired in April 2021, the WRC determined that,…

Hong Seng Knitting

Country: Thailand
Issues: Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC engaged with this factory in 2012-2013 and again in 2020-2021 regarding separate issues.

Workers at Two Guatemala Garment Factories Overcome a History of Violence and Vindicate Associational Rights

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Wrongful Termination

The WRC helped workers organizing unions at Guatemalan factories owned by Korean multinational SAE-A secure remedies for violence, death threats, and illegal firings.

Overcoming a History of Violence: Intervention with Collegiate Supplier in Guatemala Secures Rapid Remediation

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Violence Against Workers, Wrongful Termination

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur, Ben Hensler, and Scott Nova Date: February 4, 2022 Re: Overcoming a History of Violence: Intervention with Collegiate Supplier in Guatemala Secures Rapid Remediation Last month, after engagement by the WRC with the factory’s owners, a collegiate apparel supplier in Guatemala, Centexsa, SA, offered reinstatement with…

Winners

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Violence Against Workers, Wrongful Termination

The WRC documented serious violations of workers’ right to freedom of association that occurred at the Winners factory, owned by the Korean multinational company SAE-A. In 2020, union leaders were attacked by mob violence, threatened with death, and forced to resign from their positions. The WRC engaged with SAE-A and with buyers and ultimately 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,…