“Enough Is Enough!” Fashion Brands Told [Turkey]

Author: International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation, Published on: 19 January 2009

Labour rights abuses at a leading Turkish leather goods exporter, Desa, is threatening to do irreparable damage to the reputation of Turkey’s export industry, trade unions across Europe claimed today…During 2008, DESA fired more than forty workers after they joined the leather trade union, Deri Is. In each of the cases where the Turkish Courts have so far pronounced judgment, they have found the firings due to union membership and thus unfair and have ordered re-instatement…Today, trade unions across Europe…have called on buyers…to use the contractual obligations of their codes of conduct to force Desa to end its bad faith bargaining and reach agreement with Deri Is on re-instatement of all the dismissed workers…[refers to Prada, El Corte Ingles, Daniel Hechter, Mulberry, Jaeger, Marks and Spencer]

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Related companies: Daniel Hechter El Corte Inglés Marks & Spencer Prada