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Philippines: Workers file formal complaint for alleged harassment & unfair labour practices

[Note: The Faremo factory closed in 2016, for our coverage incl. co responses see here.]

Workers who are building a labor union at the biggest garments factory at the Caviteeconomic zone in the town of Rosario are complaining of harassment and interference by management. One worker of Faremo International Inc. has already filed a formal complaint for harassment, unfair labor practice and illegal suspension...

Faremo, with some 1,500 workers, mostly female and of which 800 are regular, is the largest garments manufacturer at the Cavite ecozone. It is a subsidiary of the Korean multinational Hansoll Textile Ltd. which operates other factories in Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Faremo produces apparel for famous American brands Gap, JC Penney and Kohl’s...

*Sourced by RepRisk due diligence on ESG and business conduct risks, www.reprisk.com.