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Violations at outdoor gear factory
by Paul Roeland published 07-01-2015 — filed under: ,
Union rights are being violated at the JM TECH factory in Bogor, Indonesia. The factory employs 2,500 workers and produces for outdoor brands Lafuma, Millet, Eider and K2.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Deadly lunch at supplier NEXT
by Paul Roeland published 07-01-2015 — filed under: ,
On 4 September 2014, workers at the NEXT factory in Colombo, Sri Lanka were taken ill with food poisoning. Over 200 workers were admitted to a nearby hospital, where one female worker died on 7 September.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Union leader tortured
by Paul Roeland published 07-01-2015 — filed under: ,
In May 2014 a local union leader of the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) was found unconscious by the roadside about 45 kilometres from Dhaka.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Death threat and harassment of union leaders
by Paul Roeland published 07-01-2015 — filed under: ,
There have been serious violations of the freedom to associate in a union at the Shahi Export factory in Karnataka, Southern India.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Dismissals instead of pay rise
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 30-04-2015 12:56 — filed under: ,
After the refusal of management to pay agreed-upon half-yearly salary increments, workers at the Palla & Co footwear factory in the Western province of Sri Lanka organised in a factory-level union. However, the management refused to engage in negotiations. Following subsequent workers’ protests, the factory management suspended fifteen union officials in November 2013 and dismissed 179 union members in December 2013.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Workers tortured for 'extortion'
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:11 — filed under: ,
In Karachi, twelve trade union activists were charged under the Anti-Terrorist Act in March 2012. This is believed to be a response to their union activities at their workplace at a subsidiary of Al Karam Textile Mills. Six of the unionists were arrested and tortured. In May 2012 they were released on bail.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Imprisoned for insulting the king
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
Somyot, a Thai labour activist, human rights defender and magazine editor, has been in detention since April 2011 for the publication of two articles deemed insulting to the king. He was sentenced to eleven years’ imprisonment in January 2013, with an appeal still pending.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Fire kills 286 – despite social responsibility certificate
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:10 — filed under: ,
In September 2012 Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi was devastated by a fire, resulting in the death of 286 trapped workers. The factory produced jeans and other apparel for German discounter KiK. Just a month before the fire, the factory had been certified as meeting international labour standards by Social Accountability International.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Fired at Fruit of the Loom supplier
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:10 — filed under: ,
In Colombo, the Bratex factory produces underwear for Fruit of the Loom and Viania. Workers have been intimidated, and 31 trade union leaders have been arrested and fired after a legal strike in 2011, which broke out after management failed to respond to workers’ concerns about wages and freedom of association.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Fired for striking
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:10 — filed under: ,
In 2010, after a four-day strike for an increased minimum wage, hundreds of workers and union leaders in Cambodia were sacked when they wanted to resume work. Hundreds have by now been reinstated, but over a hundred workers are yet to be re-employed. In 2012 CCC was in ongoing contact with brands to get manufacturers to rehire workers who have been dismissed.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012