Publications

Briefing: Wi-Fi for Fishers at Sea

Publication Date: 

November 24, 2022

This briefing serves as one of the first pieces of literature documenting the international standards, laws, and practices related to providing Wi-Fi for workers in the commercial fishing industry. For fishers who are at sea for months at a time, Wi-Fi is critical to provide access to communication and promote fishers' well-being, improve working conditions and labour rights, and prevent exploitation and ensure access to grievance mechanisms.

“We work like robots”: Discrimination and Exploitation of Migrant Workers in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Hotels

Publication Date: 

July 28, 2022

Migrant workers from Africa and Asia employed at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 hotels[0.4] have been subjected to serious labour exploitation and human rights violations. Investigations by Equidem and GLJ-ILRF between February 2020 and July 2022 documented significant labour and human rights violations at 13 out of 17 of FIFA partner hotel groups.

Fact Sheet: The Dindigul Agreement to End Gender-Based Violence and Harassment

Publication Date: 

May 10, 2022

In April 2022, Indian women- and Dalit-worker led union TTCU signed a historic agreement with clothing and textile manufacturer Eastman Exports to end gender-based violence and harassment at Eastman factories in Dindigul, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India. TTCU, GLJ-ILRF, and AFWA also signed a legally binding agreement, subject to arbitration, with multinational fashion company H&M, which has an ongoing business relationship with Eastman Exports. This agreement requires H&M to support and enforce the TTCU-Eastman Exports agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, if Eastman Exports violates its commitments, H&M is obligated to impose business consequences on Eastman Exports until Eastman comes into compliance.

Response to Brandix AFWA GLJ-ILRF - April 21 2022

Publication Date: 

April 22, 2022

Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) and Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) hope that Brandix Lanka will follow the recommendations made in our recent April 2022 report, Voices from the Field: Reprisals and Repression of Garment Worker Unions and Workers Organizations During COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, including to respect freedom of association a

NGOs file Amicus Brief in support of Cambodian Migrant Workers Allegedly Trafficked to Work in Thai Seafood Plant

Publication Date: 

April 22, 2022

GLJ-ILRF, along with 18 other human and workers' rights organizations filed an amicus brief in the case of Keo Ratha, et al. v. Phattana Seafoods, Co. Ltd. et al with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of seven Cambodian migrant workers who were allegedly trafficked to work in a seafood factory in Thailand. The Ninth Circuit had affirmed the district court's judgement in favor of the defendants, denying the plaintiffs-appellants civil remedy under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA).

Report: Reprisals and Repression of Garment Worker Unions and Workers Organizations During COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

Publication Date: 

April 11, 2022

Based on interviews with unions, workers’ rights organizations and garment workers, this report shows that Sri Lanka’s largest garment manufacturer Brandix Lanka (Brandix) violated government COVID-19 guidelines in the days before a superspreader COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 at one of its factories. Additionally, this report reveals that both Brandix and the Sri Lankan government police and military escalated the repression of Sri Lankan unions and workers’ organizations working on the case.

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