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FAT wins wage increase after filing first rapid response complaint in garment sector

Photo: Press conference to announce the filing of the RRM complaint (FAT).

The Authentic Labour Front (FAT) has negotiated improved wages and other benefits in the existing collective bargaining agreement (CBA) at the Industrias del Interior 2000 (INISA) garment factory in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The US-owned company produces denim jeans for Walmart, Amazon and others. On July 25, 2023, the signed agreement was ratified by the union members at the plant, with 463 voting in favour and only 19 against.

Gap signs Pakistan Accord; other brands must join effort to protect workers’ lives


Gap Inc., owner of Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy brands, has become the 65th company to sign the Pakistan Health and Safety Accord, but other major North American brands and retailers whose products are made in Pakistan have been slow to commit to this life-saving initiative.