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Company Response

14 Jul 2020


Inditex response

...Regarding Windy Group’s factory SAYBOLT TEX LTD, we have been informed that the Group closed the factory due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, Windy Group initiated social dialogue with the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation and SAYBOLT TEX LTD’s registered union Sommilito Garments Sramik and came to an agreement for workers on 31st May 2020. Workers were compensated according to the respective agreement and in line with local labour law on 4th June 2020 through digital payment. 

Regarding Windy Group’s closure of the factory Windy Wet vs Windy Wet and Dry Process Ltd. (Unit-2), we have likewise been informed that the closure was due to the economic impact of Covid-19. As a result an agreement was made on 3rd June 2020 following social dialogue between Windy Group and the registered Union Garments Sromik Kormochari Federation (GSKF). Compensation was paid to workers in accordance with the respective agreement and in line with local labour law on 3rd and 4th June through digital payment.

Regarding Tanaz Fashion, we have been informed that the factory downsized also as a result of the economic effects of COVID-19. This was decided on 1st June in accordance with Bangladesh Labour Act 2006. A Memorandum of Understanding was agreed on 2nd June 2020 at Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association office between factory management and eight leading Union Federations, among them, two IndustriALL Global Union affiliates (Bangladesh Jatio Sromik Kormochari Porishod and United Federation of Garments Workers) regarding worker compensation and the respective payment method. Workers received this compensation on 3rd June...