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Global network of labour rights and union organizations calls on brands to guarantee garment workers receive full pay

On June 1, the Clean Clothes Campaign, in which MSN is an active member, launched a campaign calling on global garment and footwear brands to guarantee workers in their supply chains are paid their full salaries during the COVID crisis. The wage payment demand is central to the global network's broader call that brands, retailers, governments and other stakeholders work together to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers and, moving forward, to ensure that workers receive living wages and a social safety net.

Garment workers on poverty pay are left without billions of their wages during pandemic

Image: Clean Clothes Campaign

Millions of garment workers around the world have not received their regular wages, or have not been paid at all since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, reveals a new report launched today by Clean Clothes Campaign.

The report, "Un(der)paid in the pandemic,” analyzes nonpayment and underpayment of wages to garment workers during the months of March, April and May resulting from order cancellations by apparel brands, unpaid leave imposed on workers by employers, and state-sanctioned wage cuts during the Covid-19 crisis.

Day of Action: Stop union busting (CCC and IndustriALL)

Photo: National Garment Workers Federation in Bangladesh (Clean Clothes Campaign)

We stand in solidarity with garment workers around the world to demand that global brands take immediate action to stop union busting in their supplier factories. 

Today, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) global network, in which MSN is an active member, is supporting IndustriALL Global Union’s call for a Global Day of Action against union busting in the garment industry. The Covid-19 pandemic has provided management at garment factories around the world with an excuse to dismiss union leaders and members and close unionized factories.