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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
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
Image Anannya Bhattacharjee May 1st 2013
by emma last modified 20-11-2013 13:24 — filed under: ,
Asia Floor Wage International Coordinator Anannaya Bhattacharjee addresses workers at a rally on May 1st 2013
Located in Living Wage / Living Wage images
Image Troff document Workers in India May 1st
by emma last modified 20-11-2013 13:23 — filed under: ,
Workers on the outskirts of Delhi mark International Labour Day May 1st 2013
Located in Living Wage / Living Wage images
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
Union stronger through struggle
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:13 — filed under: ,
The Unitex Exports factory in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, illegally closed down on November 1st 2011. 120 workers were left jobless without receiving compensation, retirement benefits, health insurance or overdue wages. The workers’ union has become stronger through dealing with these issues, and launched a Fair Wage campaign in May.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Conditions improved
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
After filing a complaint about working conditions and contract issues at the Orion Conmerx factory in Gurgaon, most of the 41 workers who signed the complaint were either laid off or forced to resign. After follow-up action by the Worker Rights Consortium and the Clean Clothes Campaign, contract terms have been improved.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
File PDF document Missed the Goal for Workers: The Reality of Soccer Ball Stitchers in Pakistan, India, China and Thailand
by Paul Roeland last modified 24-04-2013 18:57 — filed under: , , , , ,
This report presents the key findings of the International Labor Rights Forum’s research in the four largest soccer balls producing countries: Pakistan, India, China and Thailand. This report also highlights the need to rethink the strategies being utilized by companies to encourage suppliers to adhere to strong labor standards. Written by the International Labor Rights Forum, 2010.
Located in Resources / Recommended reading
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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