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8 April 2019

Bangladesh: Brands respond to mass dismissals of garment workers following minimum wage protests

A widespread crackdown in Bangladesh has seen over 12,000 garment workers dismissed from factories following protests in December 2018 and January 2019 over minimum wage changes. The workers were dismissed despite assurances from the government and Ba...

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Company non-response
25 March 2019

Saks Fifth Avenue did not respond

Author: Saks Fifth Avenue

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Article
17 December 2018

Canada: Liberal MP proposes modern slavery bill requiring Canadian companies to report on measures to reduce risk of forced labour

Author: Samantha Beattie, HuffPost Canada

A proposed federal bill is hoping to crack down on Canadian companies that import products tainted by child and forced labour. The Modern Slavery Bill, tabled in the House of Commons Thursday by Liberal MP John McKay, would require companies to...

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Report
22 November 2016

Dangerous Delays on Worker Safety

Author: International Labor Rights Forum, Worker Rights Consortium, Clean Clothes Campaign & Maquila Solidarity Network

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Article
24 April 2015

Investor Letters Urging Further Action on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

Author: Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility

On the second anniverary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, in April of 2015, a coalition of global investors representing $2.5 trillion in assets sent letters to corporate members of the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety (Accord)...

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Article
11 March 2015

USA: Saks settles transgender discrimination lawsuit with employee

Author: Patrick D Dolan, Hinshaw & Culberton LLP in Employment Law Observer (USA)

“Wilting Under A White-Hot Spotlight, Saks Settles Transgender Case,” 5 Mar 2015...

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12 January 2015

USA: Saks argues transgender employees not protected under US employment discrimination law

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Article
1 May 2014

Prisoner in China's plea for help found in Saks bag

Author: BBC News

A woman has revealed…how she found a plea for help from a man imprisoned in China in a bag from the…Saks store in New York. In the note, the man said he was forced to work 13-hour days at a Chinese prison factory to make the bags.The discovery...

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29 April 2014

Chilling Letter From Chinese Factory Worker Found In Saks Fifth Avenue Bag

Author: Serena Solomon, DNAinfo (USA)

Stephanie Wilson was reaching...inside a paper shopping bag from Saks Fifth Avenue when she found a letter pleading, "HELP HELP HELP." The message...[was] from a man who said he made the bag while being unfairly held in a Chinese prison factory..."We...

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24 April 2014

On anniversary of Bangladesh factory collapse, protesters target Burnaby store

Author: Amy Judd, Global News

…[I]n Bangladesh...protesters gathered to mark the anniversary and to express their anger about a lack of progress in compensating the victims and their families…The tragedy pushed the issue of factory safety to the forefront. Many of the workers were...

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