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16 Nov 2015

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Clean Clothes Campaign

Adidas and Mizuno involved in unfair dismissal case

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26 Aug 2015

Every week, a large group of workers who stitched sport shoes for adidas and the Japanese brand Mizuno protests outside the PT Panarub Industry building demanding reinstatement and compensation for the loss of income.

The group of mostly female workers has been trying to get their jobs back ever since 1300 of them were fired in July 2012 by the management of the PT Panarub Dwikarya Benoa company. Just before they lost their jobs, 2000 workers held a strike to demand the right to freedom of association and a back payment of the legal minimum wage. After the unfair dismissals, the factory continued with intimidation of striking workers…

[We invited adidas, Mizuno, and Panarub to respond. adidasd and Mizuno responses provided. Panarub has not responded.]

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Indonesia: Union alleges freedom of association & wage concerns in Panarub factory, linked to adidas & Mizuno; includes responses & rejoinders

Indonesien: Gewerkschaft erhebt Vorwürfe wegen Einschränkung der Vereinigungsfreiheit & Lohnstreitigkeiten in Panarub-Fabrik in Verbindung mit Adidas & Mizuno