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22 Jun 2020


Inditex update on disputes at Rui Ning & Huabo Times factories

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...We commit to following [the agreement reached at Myan Mode]... through to its... implementation... We continue to follow this approach in the case of Rui-Ning and Huabo Times... Since our response to BHRRC.... we are able to include the following updates: 

Rui- Ning: ...we continue to play a mediation role to build an agreement between the factory and the union with the support of our IndustriALL GFA General Coordinator... [T]he factory has shared its committment to reinstate the union president and to start discussions with worker representatives about priority hiring of workers impacted by the downsizing... to be overseen by a union and factory agreed third party. Rui-Ning has also committed to join the Smart Myanmar programme to improve industrial relations. We will continue to monitor and support the situation through to a resolution...

Huabo Times: Although other international brands are the principle customers... we carried out an investigation as soon as we became aware of the dispute. We have been in regular contact with the supplier to encourage them to resolve the situation through social dialogue... [which] has now been established... an initial meeting took place between the factory management, the Labour department representative and the union representatives of... Let’s Help Each Other (LHEO)...

[The full response is attached]