India: Over 1,000 workers left jobless as H&M cancels orders and factory is forced to close; daily protests continue
"Indian factory workers protest after ‘H&M cancels orders’ leaving 1,000 jobless", 25 June 2020
More than 1,000 workers in a garment factory in India lost their jobs without warning, reportedly after H&M cancelled their orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sacked workers are still protesting outside the Euro Clothing Company factory (ECC-2), owned by Gokaldas Exports, in Srirangapatna, Karnataka, weeks after the factory was shut down.
...“H&M is the only MNC (manufacturer) for which ECC-2 has been manufacturing in 2020. In 2019, ECC-2 manufactured almost 90% production for H&M.
...After a video of the protesters circulated on social media on Monday, H&M said it was attempting to resolve the conflict.
...Mr Mody added that he thinks “the actions of the supplier are patently illegal and H&M has nothing to say on this. Which law allows the supplier not to pay wages or to lay-off without notice? H&M is in effect party to the union busting through its silence.”