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H&M's response re gender based violence

Author: H&M, Published on: 26 June 2018

Concerning the ILO Convention and Recommendation on Gender Based Violence, we understand that the 107 session of the ILO has made substantial progress to put forward proposals for a Convention supplemented by a Recommendation. We understand also that there are still important points to be fully discussed, such as a definition of “Worker”...We support the efforts and impulses towards addressing the issue of violence and harassment in the world of work, taking into account the responsibility of tripartite constituents, and we stand ready to play a positive role in this direction. Concerning the report regarding H&M that Asia Floor Wage Alliance has recently published, we are deeply concerned by the disturbing findings and conclusions contained in it. Our teams in the countries concerned are starting the relevant investigations....Finally, concerning the specific case related to Karnataka Garment Workers Union (KOOGU) Union dispute with one of the factory in India we are working with, I would like to assure you that our team on the ground is actively involved in playing a proactive role to find a solution. Since the beginning, in early March, we have been in contact with the management of the factory, the workers directly involved in the accidents and the trade unions...

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