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M&S, John Lewis, Debenhams, Next & Sainsbury’s among UK retailers yet to renew safety deal in Bangladesh factories
Author: Sarah Butler, The Guardian (UK)
Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Debenhams, Next and Sainsbury’s are among a group of British retailers yet to join international rivals in renewing their commitment to a factory safety deal in Bangladesh....
India: Investigation by the Guardian finds workers confined in factories supplying Hugo Boss & major UK brands
Author: Peter Bengsten, The Guardian
"Workers held captive in Indian mills supplying Hugo Boss", 4 Jan 2018...
Cambodia: Brands support higher minimum wages for garment industry; smaller companies fear profit loss
Author: Robin Spiess, The Phnom Penh Post
"Garment sector torn over wage hike", 2 November 2017...
Author: CORE, Anti-Slavery International, Unicef UK, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
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Commentary: What has changed for Bangladesh's garment industry workers since the Rana Plaza factory collapse?
Author: Laura Wheatley, Segura (UK)
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- Related companies: Debenhams H&M Inditex Marks & Spencer
"These are the employers in Wales named and shamed for not paying staff the minimum or living wage"...
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- Related companies: Debenhams
On December 11, 2016, workers at the Windy Apparel factory went on a strike following news of death of one of its employees after managers refused her repeated requests for time off. The factory supplies a number of well know high street brands...