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E Garment factory in Cambodia

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

In mid-March 2013, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) engaged Veasna Nuon, an independent expert on Cambodian industrial relations, to investigate allegations of freedom of association violations at the E Garment factory in Cambodia by the Worker Rights Consortium. E Garment is owned and operated by FLA Participating Supplier Yee Tung Group; Category B Licensee VF Corporation sources from the factory. This interim report summarizes the assessment by the independent expert; describes the context and content of an agreement signed on March 26, 2013 between the union federation C.CAWDU and E Garment following negotiations facilitated by FLA President & CEO, Auret van Heerden; discusses an issue that was renegotiated after the conclusion of the original agreement; and outlines the plan of action for E Garment aimed at improving the industrial relations climate at the factory in accord with the March 26, 2013 agreement between C.CAWDU and management. Read FLA's summary report, the report by Veasna Nuon, and the union/management agreement below.

UPDATE:  The FLA completed an independent verification of the implementation of the remediation plan at the E-Garment factory at the end of 2014 , which has been added below.

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