Lobbying for union rights/labour standards

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6 US textile & apparel companies issue joint letter urging the Peruvian Government to repeal a law that allegedly condoned labour rights violations
IndustriALL Global Union, 5 Mar 2013

Dominican Republic: Profile of Knights Apparel's Alta Gracia factory that pays a living wage "far above" legal minimum wage, welcomes unionisation
Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet.org, 5 Jan 2011

USA: Walmart and union jointly support govt. plan to require employers to provide health insurance for workers
Janet Adamy & Ann Zimmerman, Wall Street Journal, 2 Jul 2009

Cambodia: Eddie Bauer, Gap, H&M, Liz Claiborne, Phillips-Van Heusen call on govt. to investigate murder of trade unionist - say swift justice is key to their continued sourcing
AFP, 25 Apr 2007

7 apparel companies join chambers of commerce in expressing concern to Philippines President about political killings and violent attacks against striking workers
Ronnel Domingo, Inquirer/INQ7.net (Philippines), 14 Nov 2006
- Companies are Gap, Polo Ralph Lauren, Wal-Mart, Liz Claiborne, American Eagle Outfitters, Jones Apparel Group & Phillips Van Heusen

DONG Energy says it will not sign new contracts with Drummond coal before lawsuit regarding killings of trade unionists in Colombia is resolved
compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Nov 2006

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6 empresas de ropa estadounidenses instan al Perú a que derogue una legislación que los sindicatos dicen que fomenta abusos de derechos laborales
IndustriALL Global Union, 5 marzo 2013

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6 marques américaines de vêtements demandent au Pérou d’annuler une loi encourageant les infactions au droit du travail selon les syndicats
IndustriALL Global Union, 5 mars 2013

Cambodge : Grandes marques de vêtements appellent le gouvernement à enquêter la mort du syndicaliste Hy Vuthy - courrier signé par Eddie Bauer, Gap, H&M, Liz Claiborne, Phillips-Van Heusen
Nhim Sophal, Cambodge Soir, 26 avril 2007

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14 November 2006

Foreign businesses to Arroyo: Stop killings - US-based firms join unprecedented call [Philippines]

Author: Ronnel Domingo, Inquirer / INQ7.net [Philippines]

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Major clothing labels criticise Cambodian labour violence

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26 April 2007
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Author: Nhim Sophal, Cambodge Soir

De grandes marques de fabricants de vêtements signent un courrier commun dans lequel elles s’inquiètent du respect de la liberté syndicale au Cambodge et appellent à une justice efficace, source de stabilité...Eddie Bauer, Gap, H&M, Liz Claiborne...

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Wal-Mart Backs Drive to Make Companies Pay for Health Coverage [USA]

Author: Janet Adamy & Ann Zimmerman, Wall Street Journal

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5 January 2011

How One Tiny Factory Is Challenging the Sweatshop Norm

Author: Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet.org

...a revolutionary new factory [Alta Gracia] in the Domincan Republic, started by one of the most conscience-minded college apparel suppliers, Knights Apparel, [is] a model and a test case of what can happen when wages are "living" and union...

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5 March 2013
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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...

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5 March 2013
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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...

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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...

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