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Jaqalanka Factory in Sri Lanka

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004

In September 2004, FLA published a report on two Third Party Complaints (3PC) filed by the Free Trade Zone Workers Union (FTZWU) and Nike, respectively, regarding the highly-publicized dispute between workers and management about worker affiliation with the union. FLA worked with the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), a local NGO, to convene a roundtable discussion. After two days of negotiation and consultations at the roundtable, a Memorandum of Understanding between the union and management was developed and both parties agreed to implement the MOU in good faith.  In May 2008, FLA commissioned an independent investigation by T-Group Solutions - with assistance from CSR International - to determine the causes of three factory closures in February and March.  Read the update and closure report, below.

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