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Allegations regarding labour rights abuses at E-Garment factory in Cambodia

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 30 April 2013

In February 2013, Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) released a brief alleging recurring labour rights abuses at the E-Garment factory in Kandal Province, Cambodia. E-Garment is owned by Hong Kong-based Yee Tung Garment Company and supplies to various well-known European and American brands...The WRC reported on alleged violence against factory workers and staff of the independent union Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers' Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) allegedly perpetrated by police acting at the behest of factory management, and "thugs" associated with the company-sponsored union....Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the parent company of E-Garment, Yee Tung Garment, as well as all buyers named in the WRC brief to respond [to the allegations]. [Responses by C&A, Dress Barn, Esprit, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, VF Corp., Yee Tung Garment provided. Bon-Ton Stores, ID Group/Okaidi did not respond. Diesel, Reitmans have not yet responded - we will indicate here if they respond. Gruppo Coin indicated it will respond - we will include its response here when we receive it. Yee Tung Garment update also provided]

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Related companies: Bon-Ton Stores C&A Diesel Dress Barn E-Garment (part of Yee Tung) Esprit ID Group Marks & Spencer Matalan Okaidi (part of ID Group) Reitmans VF Corp Yee Tung