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Open letter: After five years, it is high time to pay severance to 345 workers who made adidas and Mizuno shoes
by Christie Miedema published 12-07-2017 — filed under: , , , ,
Today five years ago, a group of Indonesian workers started a strike after their employer had denied them the provincial sectoral wage as well as freedom of association. By the end of July, 1,300 workers were dismissed for participating in the strike. Five years on, 345 workers are still fighting for their rightful severance pay. On this day, Clean Clothes Campaign published an open letter to adidas and Mizuno, the two brands that sourced from the factory in the years preceding these events.
Located in News / / 07 / 12
M&S, Bonmarché and Nygård should compensate Cambodian workers after factory closure
by Christie Miedema published 11-07-2017 last modified 11-07-2017 07:50 — filed under: , , ,
The sudden closure of a garment factory linked to UK and Canadian brands has left 208 workers in Cambodia without jobs, salaries or compensation. A year later these workers, largely women, are still fighting for justice and are in a desperate situation. As they stitched clothes for UK brands Marks and Spencer and Bonmarché, as well as Canadian brand Nygård, the workers are demanding that these companies take responsibility and give them the legally due payments that their supplier failed to provide.
Located in News / / 07 / 11
UNIQLO under fire for factory closure after worker uprising
by Paul Roeland published 24-07-2015 last modified 03-12-2015 13:01 — filed under: ,
UNIQLO, one of Asia's biggest fashion brands, has come under fire this month after one of its Chinese supplier factories, Artigas Clothing and Leather, shut down without notice and denied workers severance and social insurance payments.
Located in News / / 07 / 24
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
Aslam Hidayet, ex-worker Kizone factory: 'Adidas deceives us'
by Geertjan Davelaar 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.
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