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Bosses force female workers making jeans for Levis and Wrangler into sex

Bosses force female workers making jeans for Levis and Wrangler into sex

16.8.2019

Bosses force female workers making jeans for Levis and Wrangler into sex

Women at garment factories in Lesotho owned by Taiwanese firm say jobs and promotions are jeopardised if they refuse advances

The abuses violated workers’ rights under Lesotho’s labour laws, international standards and the codes of conduct of the brands sourcing from the factories.

Another claimed no action was taken against her supervisor despite a complaint to personnel about inappropriate touching: “They said they would fix it. No action was taken. Then I just let it go because they didn’t do anything about it.”

Notably, the abuses were not detected by the factories’ voluntary codes of conduct or monitoring programmes, as managers put pressure on employees “to lie” to auditors, the report claims.

When WRC presented its findings to Nien Hsing, the company claimed that no cases of sexual harassment or abuse had been reported to the company for the previous two years and that no manager or supervisor had been disciplined for sexual harassment since 2005.

Rather than suggest the brands terminate their contracts with Nien Hsing, WRC asked them to use their business relationship to leverage the supplier to change its practices, said WRC senior programme director Rola Abimourched.

The agreements include the creation of an independent oversight body with the power to investigate claims of sexual harassment and expose abusive managers. The body also has the power to compel the factories to discipline offenders, including sacking where warranted.

“We believe this multifaceted program can create lasting change and better working environments at these factories, making a significant positive impact on the entire workforce.”

“We expect that this will have a tremendous impact on the lives of women workers who will no longer fear going to work,” she said.

Read more: The Guardian
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Do you think this is a matter of brands or a question of where the products are made? Out of EU, the law of the capitalist jungle is the only one that exists. Welcome to Brexit in 2,5 months. The bosses must be desperate. They're mostly mingers. For even the main businesses pandering to the media the only way to stop this and taken seriously is to boycott the brands globally. No point telling people what they want to hear, get it sorted! Change the management at the suppliers to all women..see what a difference it makes!

Someone needs to speak out. Testaments can be anonymous to expose this Male Slag. Who is abusing and exploiting his position. My daughter was subjected to Monster abusing authority at Joburg Airport. We reported him & hope he was removed from his position 🐍 The more the 'adults' dont' fight back,, the MOre the abuse and bill falls on Real Children. STOP the social Climate destruction! Choose Real wealth over $ fake!

They all can't walk out Strike? Resist? Come on! Rape. Not sex. Sex implies consent. The bosses rape the women. Something tells me if the story is rechecked down the road your not going to find anything changed. Female employees will be fired new ones hired and the sexual abuse will continue. Terminate their contracts. This is unacceptable.

I suggest they cut their di*k off Predatory minds

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Some punctuation wouldn't go amiss in that sentence. Any manufacturing business found to be forcing or coercing workers into sex for promotion or to keep their employment shuld B closed, perpetrators arrested, charged & placed in Prison if proven 2 B guilty. ✅ There's 2 much labour exploitation on Earth 4 there 2 B Zero Tolerance

Ban jeans.

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