More Updates

Thai garment workers win historic severance settlement financed by Victoria’s Secret

Photo: Clean Clothes Campaign

Photo: Solidarity Center

After thirteen months of worker protests and international campaigning, workers from the Brilliant Alliance Thai Global garment factory have finally been paid the US$8.3 million they are legally owed. Victoria's Secret, whose lingerie were produced at the factory, financed the payments through a loan arrangement with the workers’ former employer. This is the largest settlement ever paid in a case of wage theft at an individual factory in the global garment industry.

Levi’s and IKEA are still putting their factory workers' lives at risk nine years later

May 15 marks nine years since the signing of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. To date, the trailblazing, legally binding agreement has protected over two million garment workers by making sure 1,600 factories in Bangladesh meet safety requirements, but Levi’s and IKEA refuse to sign the now updated agreement.

Mexico: New Voting Rights of Workers and Obligations of Employers

As part of MSN’s Catching Up on the Labour Reform series, MSN has published “New Voting Rights of Workers and Obligations of Employers under Reformed Federal Labour Law (LFT).”

The 5-page publication provides a brief description of the rights of workers and obligations of employers in various votes on collective bargaining agreements, union leaders, and union representation, as well as the rights of workers in minority unions.

Despite high profits, adidas engages in wage theft

Workers call on adidas to #PayYourWorkers.
(Credit: Clean Clothes Campaign)

An estimated 30,000 workers from eight adidas suppliers in Cambodia are still waiting for back pay from March to May 2021, totaling an estimated US$11.7 million.

Nationwide in Cambodia, garment workers producing goods for adidas and other international brands were deprived of an estimated US$109 million in wages during the 2021 lockdown, according to calculations by Cambodian trade unions and the Clean Clothes Campaign. This figure is a projection based on a comprehensive assessment of 114 factories.