Corporate Accountability and Government Policy

Former Style Avenue workers demand full wages, severance and social security benefits

Photo: Union members sort and document
factory inventory at Style Avenue after the closure (FEASIES).

Former workers from the Style Avenue factory in Ilopango, El Salvador are still waiting for unpaid severance and wages owed to them since the factory closed nine months ago, as well as outstanding health and pension contributions.

In February of 2023, one of the factory owners was jailed for failing to make legally mandated contributions for healthcare and pensions, and in May 2023, the factory officially closed. The Salvadoran Ministry of Labour estimates that the 244 former workers are owed a total of US$1.8 million.