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25 Jun 2015


“Hugo Boss must address rights abuses at Peruvian supplier”

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IndustriALL Global Union is calling on luxury clothing brand, Hugo Boss, to urgently intervene at its Peruvian textile supplier Topy Top over allegations of worker rights violations and union busting. ..In a letter to Hugo Boss CEO, Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, IndustriALL urges the multinational to ensure that Topy Top reinstates sacked unionists and stops terminating the short-term contracts of unionized employees. The use of export sector short-term contracts by Peruvian textile and garment suppliers not only violates international labour standards and Hugo Boss’s own code of conduct, it also makes it impossible for workers to organize and defend their rights…The letter comes as Hugo Boss plans to meet Topy Top management at the brand’s German headquarters.  In April, during negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement, Topy Top dismissed SINTOTTSA union secretary Huber Amed Albujar, affiliated to IndustriALL through the National Federation of Textile Workers of Peru (FNTTP).  The company also dismissed 12 union members, five of whom enjoy immunity from dismissal…