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30 Mar 2021


General Support Union & NPO POSSE push Starbucks to respond to forced repatriation of Cambodian technical trainees working for supplier

"技能実習生の強制帰国「スタバも社会的責任果たせ」 ユニオンとNPOが申し入れへ", 4 Mar 2021

[Japanese-to-English translation: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

A non-profit organization and a labour union supporting Cambodian technical trainees say a buyer for a major food product company should fulfill its social responsibility for the forced repatriation of the interns.


The General Support Union has called on the coffee chain Starbucks—whose supplier was the host site for the trainees—to fulfill its social responsibility under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.


However, as Starbucks has ignored the complaints up to this point, the General Support Union and NPO POSSE submitted a complaint directly to the Starbucks Japan office on 9 March. On 14 March, they plan to protest the company’s actions by holding signs at Starbucks locations and posting pictures on social media.