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Just Group: A big win for worker safety

After five years of campaigning, the Just Group that owns Just Jeans and Peter Alexander has come to the party on worker safety and joined the Bangladesh Fire & Building Safety Accord. This is a big win for worker safety. Congratulations to Just Group for making a great first move. The next step is to bring their factory […]

Cotton On joins ACT Initiative

Cotton On made important progress by joining the ACT Initiative on Living Wages, which brings together brands and global unions to collaborate on achieving higher wages for the women who make our clothes. Cotton On also affirmed their commitment to working towards living wages in their supply chain, however are yet to commit to a […]

Gorman take a step forward on transparency

After years of campaigning from Oxfam supporters, Gorman and Factory X have published the names and locations of their factories. It’s an important step forward in supply chain transparency. Without this information it is extremely difficult to confirm whether workers are being treated fairly, and it allows workers to raise their concerns directly with the […]

Rip Curl on the search for transparency

A recent Fairfax Media report has indicated Rip Curl clothing was produced under harsh working conditions in North Korea. There is no excuse for any company to be unaware of what is happening in its own supply chain. Now is the time for Rip Curl to improve its transparency and support workers’ rights.

Pay to Work: Corrupt practices cause mounting frustration

The other morning I spoke with some villagers who live in the district surrounding the Ching Luh factory. They told me about a local hustler who promotes factory recruitment. Potential applicants are asked for money ranging from 2-2.5 million rupiah (equivalent to two months of a factory workers’ full time wage). The hustler demanded upfront […]

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