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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Nike, Gap and Adidas on the Honduras coup and other brand name labour news

With thanks to, and in solidarity with, the Maquila Solidarity Wire (July28,2009)...

APPAREL BRANDS OPERATING IN HONDURAS CALL FOR PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OFCOUP
A group of apparel brands sourcing products from Honduras havewritten to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing theirconcern over the situation in Honduras following June's military coup.The brands, which include Nike, Gap and The adidas Group, called forthe situation to be "resolved through peaceful, democratic dialogue,rather than through military action." » Read more [4]

SUPPORT THAI AND FILIPINO WORKERS AGAINST TRIUMPHABUSES Triumph International supplier, Body Fashion Thailand, announced onJune 29th that it would lay off half of its 4200 workers. In the Philippines 1660 Triumph garment workers will lose their jobs by theend of August due to closures. In both countries Triumph has failed to conduct transparentnegotiations with factory workers' unions as required by internationallabour standards. Please join the Clean Clothes Campaign in writing toTriumph's CEO to urge him to restart the process of reduction of theworkforce in close co-operation with the unions and in a transparentmanner . »Take Action [5]

Maquila Solidarity Network LAUNCHES WEBPAGE DOCUMENTING DEVELOPMENTS IN HONDURAS
On June 28, 2009, the democratically-elected President of Honduras,Manuel Zelaya, was kidnapped, put on a plane, and exiled by theHonduran military. Since then civil liberties have been suspended,journalists expelled, and critics of the coup have been detained andviolently suppressed. MSN is working with Honduran and international organizations topush for the restoration of democracy in Honduras. As part of itsefforts MSN has set up a webpage to keep track of responses to thecoup as well as other developments. » Visit webpage [6] » Visit us on del.icio.us [7] MAQUILA SOLIDARITY NETWORK address phone The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) is a labour and womens rightsorganization that supports the efforts of workers in global supplychains to win improved wages and working conditions and a betterquality of life. We welcome your donations [8]. + [9] Unless otherwise noted, all work in this message is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 CanadaLicense [10].
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