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Joint Letter to the Government of Indonesia on Worker Rights

Monday, October 5, 2020

The Fair Labor Association is one of two dozen organizations jointly calling on the government of Indonesia to ensure that current labor laws remain consistent with international standards as national legislators consider the Omnibus Law on Job Creation. 

Signatories – which include brands, civil society organizations, and business organizations – expressed concern in the letter with the Labor Cluster of the proposed omnibus bill, which was submitted by the Widodo Government to the People’s Representative Council.

Joint Letter on Labor Rights to Cambodian Prime Minister

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Twenty-three companies and civil society organizations jointly signed a letter to urge the government of Cambodia to take specific, concrete, and time-bound steps to bring Cambodia in line with international labor standards.

The letter details requests that Cambodia amend its Trade Union Law, repeal the Law of Associations and NGOs, drop all outstanding criminal charges against union leaders, and respect and foster the role of the Arbitration Council. Specifically, the letter calls on the Cambodian government to:

Joint Letter to the Government of Myanmar

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Fair Labor Association joined with the American Apparel & Footwear Association, the Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability, and Social Accountability International on behalf of international garment, footwear, and travel goods buyers to express increasing concern over serious and repeated violations of the fundamental rights to freely associate, to organize, and to bargain collectively in both law and in practice in Myanmar in a June 12 letter to State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.

Letter to Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN

Friday, April 5, 2019

Labor rights organizations and footwear and apparel industry groups sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Cambodia noting the lack of progress that has been made since the Fair Labor Association, the American Apparel and Footwear Association and representatives from Adidas, H&M, New Balance, Nike, Puma, Under Armour, and VF Corp appealed to the government for improvements in labor rights in October 2018. In February 2019, the European Union is began proceedings to suspend Cambodia’s preferential trade status for the government’s failure to respect human and labor rights.

The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labor in the Palm Oil Industry

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 6, 2018 – Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together accounting for 86 percent of global production and employing nearly 3.5 million workers, largely migrants from poorer neighbouring regions and countries.

Assessing Forced Labor Risks in the Palm Oil Sector in Indonesia and Malaysia

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 14:50 -- websiteupdate

Environmental concerns related to palm oil production emerged in the early 2000s, but it is only recently that conversations about the palm oil sector have included social, labor, and human rights issues. As awareness grows about poor working conditions and forced labor in the palm oil sector, governments around the globe, particularly in Europe, have taken notice and are exploring bans on the use of palm oil.

Leading Apparel and Footwear Brands Meet with Cambodian Government to Express Concerns About Worker Rights

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – October 23, 2018 – Representatives from major apparel and footwear brands, led by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA), met on October 19 with senior Cambodian government officials to discuss the current state of worker rights, and opportunities for enhanced collaboration in upholding worker rights throughout the Cambodian garment, footwear, and travel goods sector.

Letter to The Honorable Daniel Ortega Saavedra

Friday, June 29, 2018

On June 29, 2018, the Fair Labor Association joined with seven leading companies and the American Apparel and Footwear Association to send a letter to the President of the Republic of Nicaragua expressing concern about the nation’s political and social crisis threatening the rights, livelihoods, and physical safety of workers and others and the capacity of Nicaragua’s industries that export around the world.

Short-term employment contracts put workers at risk in Peru

Thursday, April 18, 2013

On March 4, 2013, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) sent a letter to Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso raising concerns over legislation that currently permits the employment of workers through the use of repeated short-term employment contracts.  Short-term employment contracts do not provide stability of employment, and often erode access to fundamental labor rights.


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