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Subcontracted workers discriminated against
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 14-10-2013 12:24 — filed under: ,
The Contemporary Classic factory in India was illegally subcontracting 300 of its 350 workers. The subcontracted workers were discriminated against: they received lower wages than the others, due to additional deductions. In April 2012 union leader Mohanlal was illegally dismissed after raising these issues. Contemporary Classic produced for Milan-based brand Piazza Italia.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
India: Human Rights trial hears fashion worker woes
by geertjan published 23-11-2012 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: ,
Garment workers alongside international brands and government representatives gave evidence at a tribunal which started in Bangalore this week to assess claims of systematic human rights abuses in the Indian garment industry. 250 garment workers from Bangalore, Gurgaon and Tirupur attended the tribunal, foregoing their daily wage and attendance bonus, to share testimonies of rights abuses and exploitation at the hands of western brands, surveyed by a panel of international judges.
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Factory tries to dodge inflation correction
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Gokaldas Exports refused to pay an increased inflation correction fee to approximately 9,900 workers in six of their factories in Bangalore. The Clean Clothes Campaign and the Workers Rights Consortium contacted main buyers H&M and Adidas. They discussed the issue with Gokaldas, after which the so-called Dearness Allowance was paid to the workers, including back payment.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Workers singled out for organising a union
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
After workers of the Modelama factory in North India registered their union in December 2012, the management dismissed fourteen workers. The union's general secretary and two other workers were transferred to remote factories in retaliation for their work with the union. Although an initial agreement was reached to reinstate the workers, the company continues to harass the union. Buyers include Gap and Next.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Fired for resisting sexual harassment
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — 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. When other workers protested against her dismissal, 87 of them were fired too.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Human Rights Trial on Garment Industry Concludes
by geertjan published 24-11-2012 last modified 18-06-2014 11:48 — filed under: ,
The National Peoples’ Tribunal for living wages and decent working conditions of garment workers continued today at Kannada Sahitya Parishad, with much rigour and conviction with the participation of experts, union leaders, brand representatives and workers.
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India: Human Rights trial hears fashion worker woes
by geertjan published 23-11-2012 last modified 29-04-2013 15:37 — filed under: ,
Garment workers alongside international brands and government representatives gave evidence at a tribunal which started in Bangalore this week to assess claims of systematic human rights abuses in the Indian garment industry. 250 garment workers from Bangalore, Gurgaon and Tirupur attended the tribunal, foregoing their daily wage and attendance bonus, to share testimonies of rights abuses and exploitation at the hands of western brands, surveyed by a panel of international judges.
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Indian Garment industry to receive human rights trial
by geertjan published 20-11-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Local trade unionists condemn GAP for refusing to attend.
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Stop Wage Theft Campaign
by geertjan published 08-03-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Many people can sympathize with the Robin Hood ‘stealing from the rich to give to the poor’ ideology, but in Haryana, India, the opposite is happening. Mazdoor Ekta Manch is seeking your support for their Stop Wage Theft campaign. Please sign their petition.
Located in News / / 03 / 08
Viva Global: negotiations break down after violence erupts again.
by geertjan published 07-07-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Ongoing talks between the former M&S supplier, Viva Global and the Garment and Allied Workers Union have broken down after five union members employed at the factory were attacked with a cane and a knife by a security guard employed by the company.
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