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15 Oct 2018

The International Union League for Brand Responsibility

To more than 744 thousand US dollars rises the amount in benefits that the company Gildan owes

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To more than 744 thousand US dollars rises the amount in benefits that the company Gildan would have stopped paying to the workers of the company STAR in Progreso / Honduras who accepted in good faith a restructuring process to modernize the factory owned by the Canadian corporation in February of this year ... This modernization included the advancement of labour benefits to many workers to lighten the weight of the company's labour liability. However, the calculations of this advance of benefits made by the company were lower than that calculated by the Secretary of Labor, and the sum of what was not paid by the company to the affected workers, adds the amount mentioned above. The SITRASTAR union has matured the conflict to the secretary of labour, requesting first an inspection, which was the one that determined precisely that is owed ... $ US 744 thousand dollars ... to the workers. The case has also led to a conciliation in Tegucigalpa ... [This is an unofficial translation by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, the original Spanish version can be found here]