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Indonesia: Clean Clothes Campaign & garment workers file complaint against Uniqlo & S. Oliver following ongoing campaign demanding compensation for factory closures

"Indonesian workers file FLA complaint against Uniqlo and S.Oliver", 17 October 2019

...Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) together with the workers of the Indonesian Jaba Garmindo factory group filed a complaint with the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The complaint is directed against Fast Retailing...and...s. Oliver for violating FLA’s Workplace Code of Conduct and its “Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible sourcing”...

...As FLA affiliated brands, Uniqlo and s. Oliver are required to adhere to the FLA’s Workplace Code of Conduct, which clearly state that companies must ensure their suppliers safeguard workers’ rights under national and international labour and social security laws. This includes the provision that workers receive all legally mandated compensation.

Since the factory closures...workers have demanded Uniqlo and s. Oliver accept their responsibility and collectively pay the workers $5.5 million owed in outstanding severance payments. Because legal processes have now been exhausted, workers turn to the FLA as one of the last available mechanisms for remedy...

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