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Tarrant Ajalpan

Country: Mexico
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Wrongful Termination

The WRC investigation found that Tarrant Ajalpan has illegally fired all of the leaders of a lawfully constituted worker movement, which was established to promote better working conditions at the facility and to organize an independent union. Tarrant Ajalpan has further illegally fired at least 150 other workers in a further attempt to prevent factory employees from exercising their associational rights.

Sunman Group of Companies

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

The WRC has worked with leading global apparel brands, one of Bangladesh’s largest garment manufacturers, and that country’s first independent garment workers’ union to make significant progress in remediating freedom of association violations at the Sunman factory in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

PT Sarasa

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

The WRC chose to initiate the assessment when it learned that the factory had engaged in a lock-out of employees during the course of annual wage negotiations with the union that represents the plants workers, known as FSBKU. Subsequent to the lock-out and the initiation of the WRC’s assessment, PT Sarasa management announced that the facility would be shut down permanently. The WRC’s investigation found strong evidence supporting the conclusion that the lock-out and subsequent mass termination were motivated by anti-union animus, as a measure to retaliate against workers for the exercise of protected associational rights.

PT Panca Brothers Swakarsa

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

After the vast majority of former workers were reemployed at PT PBS, after a constructive relationship between management and worker representatives was established, and after management expressed a willingness to resume contract negotiations with the union once business stabilized, the WRC was optimistic that a high degree of compliance could be achieved at this factory. Unfortunately, PT PBS management has not followed through on its commitment to respect its employees’ rights of association.

PT Panarub

Country: Indonesia
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Precarious Work, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

Based upon information from Adidas, OCAA, local non-governmental organizations, and our own preliminary research, the WRC identified a number of areas of concern for investigation. These included: Legally Mandated Benefits; Freedom of Association; Occupational Health and Safety; Psychological and Physical Abuse of Employees; Arbitrary Firings and Forced Resignations; Hours of Work and Wages; Use of the Contract Labor System, and the Imposition of Improper Expenses on Workers.

PT Mulia Knitting

Country: Indonesia
Issues: Abuse and Harrassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Wrongful Termination

The WRC’s investigation of PT Mulia Knitting was triggered by a worker complaint alleging serious violations of worker rights in the area of freedom of association.

PT Kolon Langgeng

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

In November 2002, the WRC received a complaint from workers at PT Kolon Langgeng, including allegations that, if valid, would constitute violations of Indonesian law and of college and university codes of conduct primarily in the realm of wages and benefits, forced and uncompensated overtime, and occupational health and safety.

PT Dae Joo Leports

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

Paxar

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

The WRC has identified serious and clear-cut violations of Turkish law and applicable codes of conduct at Paxar’s Turkey facility. The key outstanding violations include the factory’s refusal to reinstate a group of workers whom the company terminated illegally in retaliation for the workers’ association with a trade union, and the factory’s refusal to recognize and negotiate in good faith with the trade union which has been authorized under Turkish law to negotiate with the company on behalf of its members.