Turkey - Union demands Inditex to comply with global agreement - September 30, 2016

Bravo and BRV are two garment producing companies that operate (since 2010) mainly as suppliers of Industria de Diseno Textil, S.A. (Inditex). The two companies shut down their operations at the end of July 2016. Most of the 155 workers of these companies did not get any wages for 4 months before the shutdown. Moreover, they have not get any severance and notice payments, which are legal rights of workers according to the labour law. The trade union of textile workers, Bagimsiz-Sen, which has members in the companies, is taking the necessary legal measures on behalf of the workers against Inditex to demand the due remaining payments. The union legal representatives have filed an official application demanding the company to fulfil its obligations concerning wages, severance and notice payments, so far without success. Inditex signed a Global Framework Agreement with IndustriALL Global Union to protect the rights of workers in its supply chain. Refusing to pay outstanding claims regarding wages (and severance and notice payments) by a supplier firm of Inditex is an open violation of the provisions of that Global Framework Agreement.

English: http://www.bagimsizsen.org/155-turkish-textile-workers-are-victimized … /

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