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1 May 2009

Bangladesh: National Labor Committee [USA] asks Metro Group not to "cut and run" from supplier

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1 May 2009

Metro Group linked to horrific sweatshop conditions in Bangladesh

Author: National Labor Committee [USA]

The world’s third largest retailer, Metro Group—with outlets across Europe—is linked to horrific sweatshop abuses in Bangladesh. At the R.L. Denim factory [part of Jeans Express Limited], 650 mostly young women workers are routinely beaten, denied...

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11 May 2009

Bangladesh: Major improvements in labour rights at R.L. Denim factory - Natl. Labor Committee calls on Metro to resume sourcing

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11 May 2009

[DOC] Metro Group statement in response to National Labor Committee report re: supplier RL Denim [Bangladesh]

Author: Metro Group

METRO Group is very concerned about recent reports concerning the death of an 18-year-old worker at a supplier company in Bangladesh…The ...company...has not been complying with our high, binding social standards...METRO Group has taken four immediate...

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18 May 2009

NLC`s Letter to Metro Group asking them not to Cut and Run

Author: National Labor Committee [USA]

…Dear Dr. [Eckhard ] Cordes [Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, Metro Group]…There is something terribly wrong about pulling Metro Group’s work from the R.L. Denim [part of Jeans Express Limited] plant at the exact moment that the factory is...

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3 June 2009

Update --Major Breakthrough at R.L. Denim / Bangladesh

Author: Natl. Labor Committee [USA]

We have never seen anything like this before in Bangladesh. This is the quickest and most serious turnaround we have seen. It is also huge that the workers will have the change to organize an independent union with the Bangladesh Center for Workers...

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19 June 2009

Bangladesh: Metro Group announces plan to resume orders with RL Denim following investigation

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19 June 2009

Unprecedented Victory for Workers across the Developing World

Author: National Labor Committee [USA]

Metro Group...has been forced to do the right thing. Metro Group: Will immediately return all of its orders to the R.L. Denim factory in Bangladesh; Admits to the miserable failure of its past efforts to monitor/protect even the most basic worker...

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19 June 2009

[PDF] Metro Group statement re: investigation of abuses at RL Denim factory in Bangladesh

Author: METRO Group

...METRO Group was and is very concerned about media reports published in mid-May regarding the death of an 18-year-old worker at a supplier company in Bangladesh...The results of this investigation are now available. A central finding is that the...

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10 August 2009

Update: R.L. Denim Workers Report Much Better Treatment [Bangladesh]

Author: National Labor Commitee [USA]

We had the opportunity to meet recently with a group of R.L. Denim garment workers in the city of Chittagong, Bangladesh on their day off…The workers continue to be genuinely excited and pleased with all the recent improvements in the R.L. Denim...

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