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Triple Discrimination: Woman, Pregnant, and Migrant

Publication date: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Depending on their destination, temporary migrant workers may also be subject to pregnancy testing as a condition for continued employment throughout their contract period. While this type of pregnancy discrimination is legal in some countries, such as in Thailand and Malaysia, and banned in others, such as in Taiwan, pregnancy testing has been commonly associated with forced deportation, and loss of employment and income. This FLA report provides recommendations for brands and governments.

FLA Urges Brands to Ensure at Least Tailoring-Level Wages for Tamil Nadu Knitwear Workers

Publication date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
In February 2018, the Tamil Nadu government released a new order, clarifying the status of workers manufacturing hosiery or engaged in tailoring work. The FLA urges all affiliated brands sourcing knitwear from Tamil Nadu to work with suppliers to support wages that continue to meet at least the tailoring level, in pursuit of wages that cover workers’ basic needs plus discretionary income.

FLA and AAFA Raise Concerns About Myanmar Labor Reform Process

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) and American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) wrote the government of Myanmar expressing strong support for the labor law reform process now underway, while urging the government to ensure that this process results in laws and regulations that are consistent with the fundamental conventions of the International Labor Organization, creating a strong foundation for mature industrial relations and strong growth for the garment and footwear industries in Myanmar.

Akin Corap, Turkey

Publication date: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On November 5, 2017, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint from the Deriteks union in Turkey regarding the factory Akin Corap, located in Giresun, Turkey. The union alleged that factory management had carried out illegal dismissals of union members and engaged in other anti-union practices. The factory was a supplier of socks to FLA-affiliated brand Hugo Boss as well as to other buyers.

February 2018 Accreditation of Three Social Compliance Programs

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The FLA announced the accreditation of three social compliance programs developed by major apparel and footwear brands to uphold fair labor standards in their supply chains. All three companies were recognized for their innovative work in pursuit of the FLA’s mission to improve workers’ lives worldwide, and their adherence to the FLA’s Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing.

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