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Cambodia: Unions call on brands to join ACT initiative to address living wages in garment sector
Author: IndustriALL, Published on: 12 April 2019
"Cambodian unions call on brands to ACT", 9 April 2019
In the letters to Gap, Puma, Nike, Adidas, Uniqlo, Levi’s and VF, the unions tell the companies that their failure to sign on to the ACT commitments and to pool their sourcing leverage with the other ACT brands is now having a detrimental impact on all Cambodian garment workers. This is because on March 11th, the garment employers’ association, GMAC, withdrew from the negotiations... GMAC has stated that without more international brands and retailers signing on to ACT, it will not be able continue with the negotiations...
By not making the same commitments as ACT member brands to support an industry wide agreement through their purchasing practices, these brands are fundamentally contributing to the Cambodian suppliers’ decision to withdraw from the negotiations...