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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.

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.

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.

Nine years since Rana Plaza, IKEA and Levi's are freeriding on efforts to make factories safe

Nine years ago, on April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,138 people and exposing the incredibly unsafe labour conditions for factory workers in the garment sector. Today our thoughts are with the survivors of this preventable tragedy, as well as the family members of those who died.

Statement on the closure of two Sri Lankan factories amid severe financial crisis

Koggala factory garment workers during a work
stoppage in November 2021 (CCC)

FTZ & GSEU union meeting with Esquel garment workers at
Koggala Bandaranaike in March 2022. (CCC)

Approximately 1,500 workers employed at two factories – Koggala I and II - owned by Esquel Sri Lanka are facing imminent closure of their workplaces with no assurance that they will be reemployed when the factories are sold to another company.