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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
adidas 'humanitarian aid' gives cold shoulder to Kizone workers
by geertjan published 10-10-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:45 — filed under: , ,
One month after our petition with nearly 50,000 signatures was handed over to adidas by US and European activists, the sports brand issued a statement saying how they intend to respond to the outstanding US$1.8million in severance payments owed to former Kizone workers in Indonesia.
Located in News / / 10 / 10
Adidas and Mizuno involved in unfair dismissal case
by Mirjam van Heugten published 09-11-2015 last modified 20-11-2015 10:18 — filed under: , , ,
Every week, a large group of workers who stitched sport shoes for adidas and the Japanese brand Mizuno protests outside the PT Panarub Industry building demanding reinstatement and compensation for the loss of income.
Located in News / / 08 / 26
Adidas pays up after two years
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
The PT Kizone factory in East Java closed in 2011 without paying 2,800 workers their legally required severance payments. Two companies that were buying garments from Kizone provided funds towards the total severance pay that was due. However, workers were still owed a remaining US $1.8 million. A lengthy campaign, driven by former Kizone workers and several international groups, resulted in Adidas reaching an agreement with the workers, which led to the payment of the remaining severance in June 2013, two years after the closure.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
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
adidas, step up your game on workers' rights!
by geertjan published 09-05-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
adidas, step up your game on workers’ rights and make sure PT Kizone workers get the deal they deserve.
Located in News / / 05 / 09
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
Background on PT Kizone, Indonesia
by geertjan published 09-05-2012 last modified 29-04-2013 15:52 — filed under: , ,
2,800 workers formerly employed at the Indonesian sportswear manufacture, PT Kizone have now been fighting for over a year to get severance owed to them following the closure of the factory and the abscondment of its owner.
Located in News / / 05 / 09
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
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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