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Call on Original Marines: stop intimidation of union members
by geertjan published 13-12-2012 last modified 18-04-2013 14:14 — filed under: , ,
Since May 2012, garment workers making clothing for Italian brand Original Marines at PT SC Enterprises have faced ongoing intimidation for their trade union activities. PT SC Enterprises is an Indonesian supplier located in Central Java exporting to the European market. Outwardly a green, “modern environmentally friendly garment factory”, conditions within the factory are grim, with low wages, long working hours and forced unpaid overtime. Workers are also highly insecure—out of 1,400 employees, 60% are on short-term contracts, 30% are casual and only 10% are permanent.
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Aslam Hidayet, ex-worker Kizone factory: 'Adidas deceives us'
by geertjan published 10-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:54 — filed under: , , ,
More than 5000 of you wrote on adidas' and Justin Bieber's Facebook wall to push them to pay the severance pay of the Kizone workers. Justin Bieber failed to respond, and adidas simply sent us a letter arguing that the workers were satisfied with the food vouchers they had been issued with.
Located in News / / 12 / 10
WE WON! adidas pays Kizone workers
by Paul Roeland published 29-04-2013 — filed under: , , ,
In a monumental victory, Adidas has agreed to compensate 2,800 Indonesian garment workers who were owed US $1.8 million in severance pay following the closure of sportswear factory PT Kizone.
Located in News / / 04 / 29
Activists demand UNIQLO pay workers what they are due
by Mirjam van Heugten published 08-03-2017 — filed under: , , , , ,
On International Women's Day a coalition of global campaigners are organising a series of actions aimed at the Japanese-owned corporation UNIQLO. The immediate goal is for UNIQLO to take responsibility for 4,000 workers in their supply chain. Protests in front of UNIQLO's stores are taking place in Hong Kong on Wednesday, running parallel to a letter petition targeting UNIQLO's CEO.
Located in News / / 03 / 08
What happened to the workers in Indonesia?
by Mirjam van Heugten published 29-02-2016 last modified 10-10-2016 11:37 — filed under: , , , , ,
Read the insights about the 346 women and men in Indonesia demanding fair compensation from sportswear brands Mizuno and adidas, after they were intimidated and lost their jobs in 2012.
Located in News / / 02 / 29
Buyer compensates fired unionists
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
At the Busana Prima Global factory, seven female workers were dismissed for their union work. They had visited the Bogor District Department for Manpower to discuss continuing violations of labour rights at their workplace. On the dismissal of the seven unionists, 37 co-workers went on strike. The factory management has not been willing to change its behaviour.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Adidas supplier owed workers $3.4 million
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:10 — filed under: ,
Sportswear manufacturer Kizone, located west of Jakarta, closed in April 2011 with its owner simply disappearing. The 2,800 workers who lost their job were legally entitled to severance payments totalling 3.4 million dollars. Although almost half of this amount was provided by two of the buyers from Kizone in 2011, another main Kizone buyer, Adidas, refused to contribute to the severance fund.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Police violence and intimidation
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:15 — filed under: ,
In July 2012 more than 2,000 workers from the Panarub Dwikarya factory, part of the Panarub Group, in Tangerang went on strike to protest against the lack of implementation of the provincial minimum wage, the denial of freedom of association and the bad working conditions at the workplace. They were confronted with police violence, intimidation and the unfair dismissal of 1300 workers that joined the strike. After intervention, buying brands adidas and Mizuno asked for an end to the violations.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012