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COVID-19 Pandemic Workplace Safety Guidance Document

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Fair Labor Association created guidance to help factories mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19 and ensure the safety of workers. The document offers guidelines on how to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in factories and dormitories through rigorous infectious disease management and the preparations required ahead of the reoccupation of buildings and production facilities after lockdown.

Joint Letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Friday, June 12, 2020

The FLA joined with five partner organizations to engage the government of India and call attention to state-level actions, which could “seriously jeopardize the safety, security, and well-being of workers in India.

The concerns involve COVID-related amendments that relax labor laws or regulations via state executive order or imprecise suspensions in light of the global pandemic’s economic impact.

FLA Affiliates Respond to COVID-19

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) expects its affiliates to account for the impact of business decisions on workers in their global supply chains. The FLA recognizes that during the COVID-19 pandemic, companies of all sizes face challenges and difficult choices that will affect many – including the most vulnerable workers.

Garment industry coalition calls for urgent action

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Ten organizations working with 2,000 brands join forces to protect workers

WASHINGTON, DC - A coalition of ten international organizations working on better labour conditions for garment workers is calling on garment brands and governments for urgent action amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The experts on workers’ rights in global supply chains agreed on a shared vision on social protection and responsible business conduct during this crisis.

Country-Specific Updates on Provisions for Workers in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. The impact of the pandemic is unprecedented in modern history. Nations, businesses, and communities face public health, medical, economic, and political considerations as they end the spread of the virus. One essential consideration is the protection of factory and farm workers.

Improving Employment Practices in the Turkish Cotton Sector

The Fair Labor Association and Iyi Pamuk Uygulamalari Dernegi (Good Cotton Practices Association), a strategic partner of the Better Cotton Initiative in Turkey, in 2017 launched “Improving Employment Practices in the Turkish Cotton Sector—Toward Decent Working Condition in Cotton Farms in Şanlıurfa,” a project in partnership with seven global brands—adidas, Asos, IKEA Range and Supply, Inditex, Nike, Puma and PVH—sourcing apparel and other cotton products in Turkey.

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