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Factory appeals against workers' acquittal
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 13:47 — filed under: ,
Twelve garment workers who were charged with terrorism after setting up a trade union at a factory of Al Karam Textile Mills saw their acquittal by the Anti-Terrorism Court appealed against by factory management.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Long-awaited victory
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 07-01-2015 13:44 — filed under: ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is relieved that the union has reached a settlement with Bratex and Fruit of the Loom in July 2014, after more than three years. The settlement covers all outstanding issues of reinstatement, compensation, withdrawal of criminal charges and a guarantee that freedom of association will be respected in the Sri Lankan underwear factory.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
A battle won
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 07-01-2015 13:44 — filed under: ,
Four dismissed union members from the Ismaco factory are fighting their cases in court. They were unlawfully fired by the management of the factory because of their membership of the Turkish union Deri-Teks (Deri-Is).
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Units of Liberty Fashion Wears closed
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 07-01-2015 13:44 — filed under: ,
The Mirpur unit was temporarily closed as of April 2014. Management blamed the closure on low work orders, and said that the facilities would be reopened in two months. During this period of closure the workers' payment should continue. But the factory management has not taken any steps to reopen the factory and pay the workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Employees replaced by contract workers
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 14:30 — filed under: ,
The situation at the Modelama Exports factory in North India has not improved. Around 200 workers on permanent contracts were fired or forced to leave due to the lack of overtime hours offered to them. Many have been replaced with contract workers.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Bata dodging responsibility
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 11-05-2015 13:42 — filed under: ,
More than a year after the dismissal of 179 workers at the Palla & Co. footwear factory, the main buyer Bata has refused to meaningfully engage in the resolution of the labour rights conflict.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Still failing to pay up
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 26-01-2015 15:43 — filed under: ,
Of the US$ 30 million needed to compensate victims of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka, only 21 million has been donated so far.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Protest against sexual harrassment results in layoffs
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 14:52 — filed under: ,
In September 2013, a female worker was fired after fighting back against sexual harassment. The intimidation had started immediately after she began working in the Richa Global factory in Gurgaon, which was producing for Lidl. After seven months of sexual harassment and intimidation at the factory by her supervisor and a quality checker, the female worker fought back and hit both of them with her slippers. When other workers protested against her dismissal, 87 of them were fired too.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Long-running dispute settled?
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 07-01-2015 13:48 — filed under: ,
In November 2014 the management of the SL Garment factory finally signed an agreement with the trade union C.CAWDU, after a long-lasting labour rights dispute and non-implementation of last year’s agreement.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
'Insulting the king': Bail denied
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 15:13 — filed under: ,
Somyot Pruksakasemsuk's 16th request for bail and temporary release, made in November 2014, has been just turned down by the Supreme Court. Somyot had allegedly insulted the Thai royal family.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases