Labor Letter to Secretary Raimondo and Ambassador Tai

Publication Date: 

February 21, 2023

In the context of ongoing repression against labor leaders and violations of the fundamental labor rights in the Philippines under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice-President Sara Duterte, GLJ-ILRF, along with major U.S. labor unions signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai calling on the U.S.

“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. U.S. companies Gap Inc. and PVH also signed similar agreements later in 2022.

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).