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Open Letter: New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders

Publication Date: 

February 14, 2019

 

RE:       New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders

Dear Prime Minister Prayut,

The 89 undersigned organizations write to express our deep concern regarding recent spurious complaints brought by Thammakaset Company Limited against several human rights defenders in Thailand.

Future of Fashion: Worker-Led Strategies

Publication Date: 

February 13, 2019
On the morning of April 24, 2013, a poorly built, eight-story Bangladeshi factory complex called Rana Plaza collapsed, killing at least 1,134 apparel workers and leaving 2,500 others injured. Just a day earlier, workers reported seeing large cracks in the building’s support walls, but were ordered back to work the next morning by managers desperate to finish orders for several notable North American and European clothing brands, including The Children’s Place, Joe Fresh, and Benetton.
 

H&M: fair living wages were promised, poverty wages are the reality

Publication Date: 

September 24, 2018

The H&M group is one of the world’s largest retailers with 4,801 shops1 worldwide. In November 2013, H&M announced that all “H&M’s strategic suppliers should have pay structures in place to pay a fair living wage by 2018. By then, this will reach around 850 000 textile workers.” At the time, those workers made 60% of H&M’s products, sourced from ‘strategic and preferred suppliers’ which H&M grades as gold or platinum.

Joint Civil Society Statement concerning Ratification of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188)

Publication Date: 

August 17, 2018

Fishing workers, through the very nature of their work, are especially vulnerable to human trafficking as well as forced, bonded and slave labour, operating as they do in isolated and hazardous conditions. To protect this vulnerable group, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has established basic standards of decent work in the fishing industry.

Taking Stock: Labor Exploitation, Illegal Fishing and Brand Responsibility in the Seafood Industry

Publication Date: 

May 11, 2018

ILRF launched the Independent Monitoring at Sea (IM@Sea) project to address some of the vulnerabilities of migrant workers in the Thai fishing fleet by enabling worker connectivity while at sea, improving forced labor risk assessments, and developing a worker-driven grievance mechanism.

Comments to the Marine Stewardship Council regarding proposed labor requirements

Publication Date: 

April 15, 2018

We submit the following comments to Marine Stewardship Council's consultation on labor requirements for fisheries and supply chains on behalf of the Thai Seafood Working Group. The Seafood Working Group is a coalition of nearly 60 environmental, human rights and labor organizations from about a dozen countries dedicated to the eradication of all forms of worker exploitation, including human trafficking and forced labor, in the seafood trade, particularly in Thailand.

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