6 US textile & apparel companies urge Peruvian Govt. to repeal law that allegedly condones labour rights violations

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Author: Kevin Crean, 47 Brand; Christine Kelley, Life is Good Company; Monica Gorman, New Balance; Sharla Settlemier, Nike; Melanie Steiner PVH Corp; Phil Marson, VF Corp

En nombre de las compañías abajo firmantes...nos preocupa que el Decreto Ley 22342, que permite a las empresas exportadoras "no tradicionales" emplear trabajadores bajo contratos de duración fija, y alienta y tolera violaciones a los derechos laborales y por lo tanto constituye un obstáculo para la correcta aplicación de nuestros códigos de conducta...Creemos que esta es una oportunidad para que su gobierno demuestre su firme apoyo a la inclusión social y el trabajo decente, mediante el apoyo a la derogación de las disposiciones laborales del Decreto Ley 22342.

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Author: IndustriALL Global Union

Dans une lettre au président Ollanta Humala Tasso, six marques signataires ont exprimé leur inquiétude concernant le Décret 22342…qui encourage et ferme les yeux sur les infractions au droit du travail, et constitue de ce fait un obstacle à l'application correcte de leur code de conduite…Les États-Unis sont le principal destinataire des exportations de vêtements du Pérou…Une proposition d'annulation des dispositions sur le travail…rencontre une forte opposition des fabricants de textile et de vêtements..[L] secrétaire général de IndustriALL Global Union, a déclaré: “…l’étiquette ‘fabriqué au Pérou’ se trouve ternie par l’utilisation abusive de contrats d’emploi à court terme” [fait référence à 47 Brand, 7 For All Mankind, Arrow, Calvin Klein, Eastpak, Ella Moss, GH Bass & Co, Izod, JanSport, Kipling, Lee, Nautica, New Balance, Nike, North Face, PVH Corp, The Life is Good Company, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Vans, VF Corporation, Wrangler]

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Author: IndustriALL Global Union

En una carta dirigida al Presidente Ollanta Humala Tasso, firmada por seis empresas diferentes, se manifiesta su preocupación por cuanto el Decreto 22343, que rige las "exportaciones no tradicionales", es una excusa para fomentar y aprobar violaciones de los derechos laborales y por lo tanto representa un obstáculo para la correcta aplicación de sus códigos de conducta...Una iniciativa para derogar las disposiciones laborales del decreto...está pasando por la fase de comisiones, pero los fabricantes de textiles y prendas de vestir se oponen fieramente a su eliminación... la etiqueta "hecho en el Perú" se está contaminando por el abuso que proviene con la aplicación de contratos de trabajo a corto plazo", [dice Jyrki Raina, Secretario General de IndustriALL Global Union] [Se Refiere a 47 Brand, 7 For All Mankind, Arrow, Calvin Klein, Eastpak, Ella Moss, GH Bass & Co, Izod, JanSport, Kipling, Lee, Nautica, New Balance, Nike, North Face, PVH Corp, Life is Good Company, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Vans, VF Corporation, Wrangler]

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5 March 2013

Leading apparel brands urge Peru to repeal harmful law

Author: IndustriALL Global Union

In a letter to President Ollanta Humala Tasso…brands have expressed concern that Decree 22342 governing ‘non-traditional exports’ acts to encourage and condone violations of labour rights and…poses an obstacle to the proper application of their codes of conduct…The US represents Peru’s main destination for apparel exports…A proposal to repeal the labour provisions of the decree…is strongly opposed by textile and apparel manufacturers…[The] General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, says, “…the ‘made in Peru’ label is being tainted by the abuse that comes with the use of short-term employment contract,” [refers to 47 Brand, 7 For All Mankind, Arrow, Calvin Klein, Eastpak, Ella Moss, GH Bass & Co, Izod, JanSport, Kipling, Lee, Nautica, New Balance, Nike, North Face, PVH Corp, Life is Good Company, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Vans, VF Corporation, Wrangler]

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4 March 2013

[PDF] Joint-letter to President Ollanta Humala

Author: Kevin Crean, 47 Brand; Christine Kelley, Life is Good Company; Monica Gorman, New Balance; Sharla Settlemier, Nike; Melanie Steiner PVH Corp; Phil Marson, VF Corp

On behalf of the undersigned companies…[w]e are reaching out to you as global brands that contract with factories in your country. As international companies, we have a stake in…the business climate of the countries in which we invest. An environment in which national laws and international standards are consistently enforced is critical to us…[W]e…look to governments…to ensure that business and workers can operate in a fair and safe environment…[W]e are…concerned that Decree Law 22342…acts to encourage and condone violations of labor rights and therefore poses an obstacle to the proper application of our codes of conduct…We believe this is an opportunity for your government to demonstrate its strong support for social inclusion and decent working conditions.

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