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Clean Clothes Campaign concerns re anti-union activity at Menderes Tekstil, Turkey

In May 2009, Clean Clothes Campaign raised concerns about working conditions and anti-union activities at the Menderes Tekstil factory in Turkey, which produces bed linens for Carrefour, Horizonte, Ikea, Ibena, Kohl's, Mothercare, Otto, Target and Wal-Mart.  Clean Clothes Campaign's appeal is available here.

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies to respond:

- Carrefour response [PDF] / réponse de Carrefour en français [PDF]

- Horizonte has not responded

- Ikea response [DOC]

- Ibena response [DOC]

- Kohl's has not responded

- Mothercare response [DOC]

- Otto response[DOC]

- Target response [DOC]

- Wal-Mart response [DOC]

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