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5 Mar 2013

IndustriALL Global Union

Leading apparel brands urge Peru to repeal harmful law

In a letter to President Ollanta Humala Tasso…brands have expressed concern that Decree 22342 governing ‘non-traditional exports’ acts to encourage and condone violations of labour rights and…poses an obstacle to the proper application of their codes of conduct…The US represents Peru’s main destination for apparel exports…A proposal to repeal the labour provisions of the decree…is strongly opposed by textile and apparel manufacturers…[The] General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, says, “…the ‘made in Peru’ label is being tainted by the abuse that comes with the use of short-term employment contract,” [refers to 47 Brand, 7 For All Mankind, Arrow, Calvin Klein, Eastpak, Ella Moss, GH Bass & Co, Izod, JanSport, Kipling, Lee, Nautica, New Balance, Nike, North Face, PVH Corp, Life is Good Company, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Vans, VF Corporation, Wrangler]