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29 Jun 2015

Community Legal Education Center, LIPS Sedane, Society for Labour and Development

NGOs report labour abuses by Walmart garment-supplier factories in Cambodia, India & Indonesia

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"New Findings on Conditions Across Walmart’s Garment Supplier Factories in Cambodia, India and Indonesia", May 2015

The study...cover[s] three of the six major countries that supply to Walmart: Cambodia, India, and Indonesia...This study has documented several...abuses by Walmart garment-supplier factories at the same time that the giant buyer expresses nothing but stony silence. Labor-rights activists and trade union leaders in Asia corroborate the fact that Walmart is notorious for being the most difficult large brand to communicate with...Walmart remains one of the few large brands that do not provide local representation for compliance issues...[Alleged abuses include:] Denial of Freedom of Association / Right to Organize[;] Wage Theft[;] Forced Labour[;] Manipulations to Avoid Following Labor Laws[;] Insecurity[;] Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination...