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Third Party Complaint

Sawbwa VT in Myanmar

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands engaged in improving workplace conditions for garment workers, informed the FLA of allegations concerning violations of freedom of association at VT Group, a Participating Supplier of the FLA. At the time of the complaint, FLA-affiliated companies Patagonia and adidas were sourcing from Sawbwa VT.

Brooklyn Manufacturing in El Salvador

Publication date: 
Friday, May 18, 2018
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On December 18, 2017, the FLA accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by a worker – who requested anonymity -- at Brooklyn Manufacturing in El Salvador, making a number of allegations regarding violations of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at the factory. Brooklyn is affiliated with the FLA as a Participating Supplier. An assessment by Brooklyn management corroborated some of the allegations in the Third Party Complaint but not others.

Triangle Apparels, Unit VI, India

Publication date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On July 25, 2017, the FLA accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by the Garment Labour Union in Karnataka, India with regard to the factory Triangle Apparels, Unit VI, in Karnataka, India. FLA-affiliated companies adidas Group and Puma were sourcing from the factory at the time of the complaint.

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.

L.D. in El Salvador

Publication date: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On December 14, 2016, the Fair Labor Association accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by the Federación Sindical de El Salvador (FESS) with regard to the factory L.D. El Salvador S.A. de C.V. The complainant alleged a number of violations of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at L.D. with respect to freedom of association, health and safety, hours of work, and compensation.

CSA Guatemala

Publication date: 
Monday, December 18, 2017
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On August 2, 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) instituted a Third Party Complaint investigation with respect to the factory C.S.A. Guatemala Sociedad Anónima located in Guatemala City. The complaint, filed by the Ad Hoc Committee of United Workers of the Enterprise C.S.A. Guatemala Sociedad Anónima, alleged a range of worker rights violations, centering on freedom of association. The allegations appeared to violate a number of Compliance Benchmarks associated with FLA Code.

Topy Top S.A., Peru

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On August 10, 2015, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint from the Sindicato de Trabajadores Obreros de Topy Top S.A. (SINTOTTSA) in Peru. The union alleged a series of violations of worker rights, principally freedom of association and anti-union discrimination, at the factory Topy Top S.A.

Textiles Opico, El Salvador

Publication date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On February 10, 2017, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint from the Sindicato de Trabajadoras, Trabajadores, Sastres, Costureras y Similares (SITRASACOSI) at the factory Textiles Opico S.A. de C.V. (hereinafter TEXOPS) in El Salvador. TEXOPS has been a Participating Supplier of the FLA since June 2012.

Style Avenue, El Salvador

Publication date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On Dec. 15, 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint from the Federación Sindical de El Salvador (FESS) alleging violations of labor standards and of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at the factory Style Avenue, located in San Salvador, El Salvador. FLA-affiliated companies Outerstuff and College Kids were sourcing from the factory at the time of the complaint, and conducted an assessment using an independent monitoring organization that is frequently used by FLA brands.

Apple Tree, El Salvador S.A.

Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On August 8, 2015, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by a representative of the union Sindicato Salvadoreño de Industrias Textiles y Similares (SSINT), a union undergoing the legal registration process as the time the complaint was filed. The complainant alleged that the factory Apple Tree El Salvador S.A. violated the right of freedom of association of a worker who was dismissed by the factory despite the worker enjoying fuero sindical protection.

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