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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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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.
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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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Viva Global workers reach agreement
by geertjan published 16-05-2011 last modified 29-04-2013 15:53 — filed under: , ,
42 workers from the Viva Global factory in Gurgaon, India have returned to work over six months after they were locked out following a violent attack on union members.
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Kidnapped Union Leader Released
by geertjan published 25-08-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:21 — filed under: , ,
Take action now to condemn the kidnapping of a trade union leader at a Marks & Spencer supplier factory in India. The union leader was abducted on August 25 by a gang at the factory grounds where he works. The kidnapping was part of a brutal attack against 60 workers, mostly women. It took place as they arrived for work at the Viva Global factory in Gurgaon, India.
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