U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Lifted Ban After GLJ-ILRF Provided Evidence of the Effectiveness of New Accord for Workers’ Rights
Washington – Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) today welcomed U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) removal of Indian garment maker Natchi Apparel (owned by Eastman Exports) from its list of manufacturers banned from importing into the US for using forced labor.
After 3 years of negotiations, Fyffes refuses to sign the agreement recognizing international labor standards for up to 6,500 Honduran melon pickers.
Washington - Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) today condemned multinational fruit giant Fyffes for walking away from an international labor standards agreement with Honduran workers and their union after three years of bargaining.
‘We Work Like Robots’ details workers’ stories of wage theft, discrimination, dangerous conditions and gender-based violence and harassment at 32 FIFA partner hotels employing an estimated 10,000 workers.
“For nine months, we were made to work for more than 12 hours a day, without a day off. In order to keep our hours hidden, we were prevented from clocking in and clocking out. I was on the verge of going insane,” said an Indian worker at the Holiday Villa Hotel and Residence, Doha, a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 partner hotel.
The Groups Say Thailand Should Have Remained on Tier 2 Watchlist and Taiwan Downgraded to Tier 2
Washington D.C. – Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) and allies in the Seafood Working Group (SWG) today said the U.S. government has given a pass to Thailand and Taiwan on widespread abuses in the countries’ fishing and seafood processing sectors by upgrading them in its latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.
Ruling Upholds Government’s Right to Use Entity List to Combat Forced Labor
Washington D.C. – Global Labor Justice- International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) today said the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals correctly ruled that Changji Esquel, a subsidiary of luxury shirt maker Esquel Group that runs a spinning mill in the Uyghur Region, should stay on the Commerce Department’s Entity List.
Seafood Working Group Recommend U.S. Downgrade Taiwan to ‘Tier 2’ and Keep Thailand on ‘Tier 2 Watchlist’
BANGKOK, Thailand – Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) and allies in the Seafood Working Group (SWG) today announced their findings of labor rights violations, forced labor, and human trafficking of migrant workers in
WASHINGTON – Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) and partner organizations in the Seafood Working Group (SWG) are calling on the Biden Administration to ensure U.S. companies do not import fishing nets made by Thai companies that use forced prison labor.
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of State released its 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report on Thursday, downgrading Thailand to Tier 2 Watch List. The report found the Thai government did not demonstrate overall increasing efforts to address trafficking compared to the previous year nor has it effectively addressed the forced labor of migrant workers. Numerous reports and investigations have implicated Thailand in labor abuses and trafficking of migrant workers, particularly in the fishing, seafood and garment sectors.