UNIQLO bowed to pressure and we need to make them do it again!
Last year thousands of you stood with
garment workers and demanded that UNIQLO release their factory list and it
worked! We now have access to their core factory list.
First China, then Cambodia, and now
workers in Indonesia. UNIQLO must stop leaving a trail of rights abuses
wherever they make their clothes.
Stand with workers to demand UNIQLO take action!
The PT Jaba Garmindo factory in
Indonesia closed down and around 4,000 people found themselves without a job, and
with unpaid wages and severance payments. The factories assets have been sold,
another smaller brand has contributed to what workers are owed, but UNIQLO are
still refusing to contribute to the outstanding $5 million workers are owed.
Many of the workers who produced for
UNIQLO are now homeless and unemployed, unable to support their families and in
a desperate situation. When they recall making UNIQLO’s clothes they say that
they weren’t under pressure to meet hourly targets for clothes production but
that it all changed when UNIQLO became the priority buyer, as the fashion giant
dictated conditions and
UNIQLO are trying to avoid
responsibility and their strategy is to just hope that no-one notices that the
people who made them the third largest fashion brand in the world are denied
what they are owed.
Tell UNIQLO that
you're behind the workers.
UNIQLO just opened a new headquarters
in Tokyo, called UNIQLO city an built to make things better for their office
staff in Japan. But what about the workers in factories?
UNIQLO’s CEO Tadashi Yanai is the
richest man in Japan, yet while he makes plans to lead the largest fashion brand
he can’t take responsibility for the people that bring in the billions of
profit each year.
UNIQLO capitalise on their image as a
brand that cares about their workers but their rhetoric simply doesn’t reflect
reality for garment workers. UNIQLO care
what you think and notice when you take action. Our campaigning so far shows
that what you do makes a difference.
Demand that UNIQLO
take responsibility for workers in their supply chain and support affected
workers in Indonesia today. They have shifted position before and we can make
them do this again.