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Nike and Ramatex should pay workers in Cambodia

Photos: Clean Clothes Campaign

Leading labour and human rights organizations are demanding sportswear giant Nike end its standoff with Cambodian garment workers and pay the $1.4 million in unpaid wages and termination benefits owed to them since the closure of the Violet Apparel factory in 2020. The Violet Apparel factory is owned by Nike’s primary manufacturing partner, the multi-million-dollar conglomerate, Ramatex Group. 

Agreement reached on new 6-year International Health and Safety Accord

Photo: Clean Clothes Campaign

On November 6, 2023, agreement was reached between apparel brands and Global Unions IndustriALL and UNI on a new legally-binding International Accord on Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry with programs currently in Bangladesh and Pakistan. To date, 54 brands have signed the new Accord, which will be in operation for three years and automatically renewed for an additional three years.

Publications on Mexico’s ongoing constitutional reform to the labour justice system

MSN has been working with our allies in Mexico to monitor developments related to the Mexican government’s February 2017 Constitutional Reform to the labour justice system and to encourage discussion and debate about the reforms and their implementation, as well as the implications they have for workers and employers.

Bangladesh: Workers mobilize for 23,000 Taka minimum wage

Photo: National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF).

Tensions in Bangladesh are high as the minimum wage for garment workers has just been reviewed and adjusted for the first time in five years through an un-transparent and biased process.

The current monthly minimum wage of 8,000 Taka (approximately US$72) was already insufficient for a decent living when it came into force almost five years ago in 2019. Since then, workers have only received a small increment and have endured the additional pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent high inflation.

Central America: Report highlights immense gap between wages and cost of basic necessities

Photo: Eric Anada

The latest in a series of annual wage reports by Sergio Chávez highlights the immense gap between the cost of adequate nutritional food items and monthly minimum wages for workers in Central America’s four garment-producing countries - Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Employer Guidance: Ensuring Respect for Freedom of Association in El Salvador


In October 2023, the Central America Committee of the Americas Group (AG) published Employer Guidance: Ensuring Respect for Freedom of Association (FOA) in El Salvador. The comprehensive Guidance tool provides employers in El Salvador’s garment sector with clear expectations of the Americas Group on the policies they should adopt and actions they should take to ensure that workers’ right to freedom of association and to bargain collectively is respected in the workplace.