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Remediation of Illegal Firing and Discrimination at Lululemon Collegiate Supplier in Cambodia

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

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Bent Gehrt and Rola Abimourched Date: May 6, 2024 Re: Remediation of Illegal Firing and Discrimination at Lululemon Collegiate Supplier in Cambodia Please find here a new report on the WRC’s investigation and successful remediation of labor rights violations at the Quantum Apparel factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia….

Quantum Apparel (Cambodia)

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

The WRC’s investigation found that, immediately after workers established an independent union at the factory to address complaints concerning the factory’s misuse of short-term contracts, factory management retaliated against the worker union leaders by taking the following unlawful actions: The collegiate licensee, Lululemon cooperated with the WRC’s investigation and engaged with factory management to ensure…

Style Avenue S.A.

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

Style Avenue was found to have multiple and repeated labor rights violations, including forced overtime, illegal terminations, verbal abuse by management, failure to respect freedom of association, locking workers in the factory, excessive heat, and unsanitary conditions.

Bangladesh Unions Say Garment Workers Are Being Fired for Protesting

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Living Wage, Minimum Wage, Wrongful Termination

Hong Seng Knitting

Country: Thailand
Issues: Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

2023 WRC affiliate universities have continued to engage with Nike on this case. However, Nike’s position remains unchanged. It continues to ignore overwhelming evidence of worker coercion reported by the WRC, asserting that thousands of workers at Hong Seng voluntarily chose to forgo wages that they were legally owed. In support of its position, Nike…

Niagara Textiles

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Health & Safety Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC investigated and, with the assistance of New Wave Group and university licensee Cutter & Buck, secured corrective actions to address two vehicular accidents involving factory workers in 2021 (a crash of a company-provided bus while transporting workers to the factory) and 2022 (a truck accident on the factory premises), which resulted in the death…

New WRC Report: Reinstatement, Back Pay, and Safety Improvements at Collegiate Supplier

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Health & Safety Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Manodeep Guha and Ben Hensler Date: June 15, 2023 Re: Reinstatement, Back Pay, and Safety Improvements at Collegiate Supplier The WRC investigated and, with the assistance of New Wave Group and Cutter & Buck, secured corrective actions to address two vehicular accidents involving factory workers in 2021 (a crash…

Five-Figure Pay Day: Guatemalan Target Supplier Settles Worker Dispute

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

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 all factory employees to sign new employment contracts that illegally falsified their dates of hire. Further violations occurred when JNB Global fired workers who refused to sign….

WRC Engagement with Target Secures Compensation for Seven Unlawfully Fired Employees, Restores Stolen Severance Rights for 400 Workers at Supplier JNB Global in Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

JNB Global, a garment factory in Guatemala that supplies Target Stores, has provided legally owed severance and back pay to workers whom the factory unlawfully fired in February 2021, and it has restored severance and seniority rights for the factory’s entire workforce of 400 employees, following a WRC investigation and subsequent engagement with Target for…