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Independent Verification of Remediation at Style Avenue in El Salvador

Publication date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Report type: 
Investigation
In early 2015, at the request of affiliated companies Outerstuff and College Kids, the FLA engaged labor rights expert Katya Castillo to conduct a special investigation of the labor rights situation at the Style Avenue factory in El Salvador. The new verification exercise found improvement in the establishment of regular work-week hours and holidays, but found incomplete remediation actions related to: freedom of association, harassment or abuse, high temperatures inside the factory, and other issues.

Syngenta Procurement Prices in India

Publication date: 
Monday, July 20, 2015
Report type: 
Investigation
In December of 2014, DanWatch, a Danish civil society organization that monitors the corporate social responsibility behavior of multinational companies, released the documentary “Seeds of Debt.” The documentary reported instances of exploitative high-interest money lending to farmers in rural Andhra Pradesh, India – a systemic problem in the agriculture sector – and featured testimony from farmers producing seeds for Syngenta, an affiliate of the Fair Labor Association (FLA).

17 FLA Affiliates Oppose Unfair Minimum Wage Exemption for Myanmar Garment Workers

Publication date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the Fair Labor Association sent a letter to the Ministry of Labor in Myanmar standing against efforts to exempt the fast-growing garment sector from paying their workers the country's new minimum wage. The letter was signed by the FLA Vice President of Programs and 17 FLA affiliates

Style Avenue in El Salvador

Publication date: 
Monday, July 13, 2015
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On March 19, 2015, the local union at the factory Style Avenue in El Salvador filed a Third Party Complaint with the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The complaint alleged that over the period from January 28 to February 8, 2015, the factory suspended operations and only paid workers for three of those days, in violation of Salvadoran law.

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