China: Audit report shows 2 dozen labour violations at factory producing for Ivanka Trump's fashion brand, including excessive overtime & wages below legal minimum

"…[A]ccording to a factory audit…G-III Apparel Group, which has held the exclusive license to make the Ivanka Trump brand’s…clothes…since 2012…Inspectors with the Fair Labor Association…found two dozen violations of international labor standards…Trump’s company declined to comment on the factory inspection. Messages left with G-III were not returned..."

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10 July 2017

China: Labour activist says he was arrested due to investigation at factory producing for Ivanka Trump’s brand

Author: Benjamin Haas, Guardian (UK)

"Chinese labour activist says he was arrested due to factory's Trump links", 10 Jul 2017

Hua Haifeng spent weeks in detention after undercover investigation revealed abuse of workers at Ganzhou factory that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump’s brand…Hua Haifeng told the Guardian how he was interrogated in marathon sessions every other day for a month, during which police repeatedly asked him for details of his investigation…Hua and two other investigators, Li Zhao and Su Heng, found evidence of labour abuses at the factory manufacturing Ivanka Trump shoes, including below minimum wage pay, verbal abuse of workers and the use of derogatory language towards female employees. Li and Su were also released on bail on 28 June…

Calls to Huajian Group, the owner of the factory, have gone unanswered, but it has previously told Associated Press that all allegations of labour violations were “completely not true to the facts, taken out of context [and] exaggerated”... In June, Abigail Klem, president of the Ivanka Trump brand, told the Guardian in a statement: “Ivanka Trump HQ is committed to only working with licensees who maintain internationally recognised labor standards across their supply chains.” …Ivanka Trump herself, who has not commented on Hua’s case...Ganzhou public security bureau hung up when contacted by the Guardian.

Hua was released on bail on 28 June, but still faces charges of illegally using surveillance equipment…Hua has undertaken undercover investigations at dozens of other factories in recent years; this was his first arrest. The former factory worker has been advocating for better labour conditions since 2003 …

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27 April 2017

Workers endured long hours, low pay at Chinese factory used by Ivanka Trump’s clothing-maker

Author: Drew Harwell, Washington Post (USA)

…[A]ccording to a factory audit…G-III Apparel Group, which has held the exclusive license to make the Ivanka Trump brand’s…clothes…since 2012…Inspectors with the Fair Labor Association…found two dozen violations of international labor standards…Trump’s company declined to comment on the factory inspection. Messages left with G-III were not returned.

...Workers at the G-III factory in China were required to work 57 hours a week “on a regular basis” to hit production targets, inspectors found. Though Chinese law sets the limit for overtime at 36 hours per month, workers in all of the factory’s departments exceeded that limit, working up to 82 hours of overtime a month between September 2015 and August 2016.

The factory’s workers made between 1,879 and 2,088 yuan a month, or roughly $255 to $283… below minimum wage in some parts of China…Fewer than a third of the factory’s workers were offered legally mandated coverage under China’s “social insurance” benefits…Inspectors also cited the factory…did not train loading workers on safety techniques or provide employees with equipment that could reduce injury…

…Fair Labor Association…asked what steps [G-III factory] would take in response. The factory pledged to make some progress to improve training, assess hazards, hire more workers and reduce overtime demands. But it did not commit to increasing worker pay and at times pushed back against recommendations that could improve workplace safety….[mentions Apple, Calvin Klein, Nike & Tommy Hilfiger]

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Author: 刘博瑶, 新浪

据《赫芬顿邮报》报道,美国“第一女儿”伊万卡·特朗普旗下的同名时装品牌生产线竟在中国,而生产服装的中国工人每小时只能拿到1美元左右的工资收入。

非盈利性组织“公平劳工协会”提供的工厂审核报告显示,伊万卡品牌仅向中国工厂的工人支付每月255美元工资,约合人民币1879元,而这个数字仅相当于中国普通制造工人收入的一半,甚至低于中国部分地区的最低标准。不仅如此,工人每周还要为其工作超过82个小时,这远远超过中国《劳动法》中明确指出的,每月法定加班时间不得超过36小时的规定。对此,伊万卡本人及其品牌拒绝做出任何回应。据了解,公平劳工协会在检查了整个工厂的运营后,列举出了此家工厂超过20项违反国际劳工标准的行为…

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Author: 劉博瑤, 新浪

據《赫芬頓郵報》報導,美國“第一女兒”伊万卡·特朗普旗下的同名時裝品牌生產線竟在中國,而生產服裝的中國工人每小時只能拿到1美元左右的工資收入。

非盈利性組織“公平勞工協會”提供的工廠審核報告顯示,伊万卡品牌僅向中國工廠的工人支付每月255美元工資,約合人民幣1879元,而這個數字僅相當於中國普通製造工人收入的一半,甚至低於中國部分地區的最低​​標準。不僅如此,工人每週還要為其工作超過82個小時,這遠遠超過中國《勞動法》中明確指出的,每月法定加班時間不得超過36小時的規定。對此,伊万卡本人及其品牌拒絕做出任何回應。據了解,公平勞工協會在檢查了整個工廠的運營後,列舉出了此家工廠超過20項違反國際勞工標準的行為…

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