The Centro de Apoyo al Trabajador (Worker Support Centre, CAT) has published an insightful investigative report on working conditions and labour rights in two garment factories in Mexico’s Morelos State: Hermosa Amazing Grace and Cone Denim.
Protests across the Mexico-U.S. border have been sparked by the murder of Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre, a Mexican artist and member of Hijas de su Maquilera Madre, a feminist collective fighting against femicide, some of whose members include the daughters of women maquila workers who were among the first victims of femicide in Ciudad Juarez.
This fact sheet explains why Hondurans make the difficult decision to flee their country, citing stark discrepancies between the minimum wage and the cost of living, unemployment, high levels of systemic insecurity, and lack of trust in state officials and the judicial system as among the principle root causes.
Two separate joint letters have been sent by international civil society organizations and global apparel and footwear brands to Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Hun Sen, expressing their concerns regarding recent amendments to the country’s Law on Trade Unions, which were approved by the Cambodian Senate in early December 2019.
The first letter, dated December 18, 2019, was co-signed by 36 Cambodian and international civil society organizations, including MSN, and the second by 23 global brands and multi-stakeholder organizations with an interest in Cambodia.
Over a year has passed since tens of thousands of garment workers took to the streets at the end of December 2018 and January 2019, to protest the Bangladeshi government’s failure to set a decent minimum wage that would meet their basic needs.