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NGO rejoinder
19 June 2018

Rejoinder by Intl. Union League for Brand Responsibility

Author: Intl. Union League for Brand Responsibility

"We are disappointed to hear that instead of doing the right thing and taking steps to remediate the illegal and unethical actions taken against employees of Avery Dennison India Pvt. Ltd., Avery Dennison has chosen instead to lie about the basic facts...

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Company response
18 June 2018

Arnott's Indonesia & Campbell Soup Company response

Author: Arnott's Indonesia and Campbell Soup Company

"Arnott's Indonesia statement in response to FPBI claims," 18 June 2018...

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Story
18 June 2018

Indonesia: Arnott's, a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company, faces allegations of forcibly dismissing workers; company responds

A report alleged that Arnott's Indonesia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company, dismissed about 300 workers without cause. Allegations of coercion and unjustifiable downsizing of company operations were also raised....

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Article
17 June 2018

Myanmar: Trade union decries country's bad record on supporting labour unions

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Labour group decries country's record on unions, worker rights", 15 June 2018 Myanmar is among 24 countries that have very bad records on supporting labour unions and the right of workers to form unions, officials of the Confederation of Trade Union...

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Story
16 June 2018

Philippines: Workers at NutriAsia factory face lawsuits and suffer injuries after dispersal of protest

Workers went on strike at a NutriAsia factory in the Philippines because of low wages and unhealthy working conditions. The workers also alleged that NutriAsia practiced contractualisation -- extending regular employment agreements to less than 10...

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Article
7 June 2018

India: SOMO report on the abuse of women workers in textile mills that supply big garment brands

Author: Center for Research on Multinational Enterprises (SOMO)

"Flawed Fabrics: The abuse of girls and women workers in the South Indian textile industry"...

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Article
7 June 2018

Indonesia: Campbell Soup subsidiary Arnott's discharge of 300 workers & union leaders reported to be tinged with coercion

Author: ATNC Monitoring Network

"FPBI AGAINST FORCED RETRENCHMENT BY ARNOTT'S INDONESIA (INC)", 26 May 2018...

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Article
7 June 2018

ITUC Global Rights Index 2018 reports worsening workers' conditions and shrinking democratic spaces

Author: International Trade Union Confederation

"ITUC Global Rights Index 2018: Democratic space shrinks and unchecked corporate greed on the rise," 07 June 2018...

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Story
5 June 2018

India: Major apparel supplier, Avery Dennison, accused of undermining trade union rights & failing to pay contract workers their full entitlements

The International Union League for Brand Responsibility wrote a letter to  Avery Dennison, a major label supplier, accusing it of undermining freedom of association and trade union rights in Bangalore.  The letter specifically alleges that Avery...

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Company response
5 June 2018

Response by Avery Dennison

Author: Avery Dennison

We would like to state at the outset that allegations made against us with regard to the engagement and dismissal of contract labor are unfounded. ​We are in compliance with applicable Indian laws and our employment of contract workers is regularly...

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