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Wire | June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014

MSN Wire

June 3, 2014 

A new edition of Maquila Solidarity Update is now available for download.

In this issue:


Brands have helped win the release of 23 workers and labour rights activists arrested for their role in a national garment workers’ strike, but will they deliver on their promise to adjust the prices they pay suppliers so that they can pay decent wages?

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Cambodian garment workers continue to mobilize despite government repression

Despite brutal government repression and a ban on freedom of assembly and the right to strike, Cambodian garment workers continue to mobilize for an increased minimum wage to US$160 a month and a restoration of their rights.

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Rana Plaza one year later: Brands failing to deliver on compensation to survivors

More than one year after the Rana Plaza Factory collapse, retailers and brands linked to the tragedy have made minimal or no contributions to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund, established to provide long-term contributions to the families of more than 1,100 killed and approximately 2,500 injured. It’s time to Pay Up!

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Women's and labour organizations launch Women's Agenda for Maquila Industry

Women’s and trade union organizations in Central America have launched the “Women’s Labour Rights Agenda for the Central American Maquila Industry.” The Agenda includes a list of demands to governments, maquila owners, and brands on key issues for women maquila workers in the region.

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Wage theft in Mexico: the cost of an unpaid lunch break

The cost of an unpaid lunch break may not seem like much, but multiplied over a number of years, it adds up to a significant amount of income lost. So why is Levi’s allowing its supplier in Aguascalientes, Mexico to weasel out of paying workers what they are legally owed?

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MSN Special Announcement: 20 Years of Solidarity (1994-2014)

This is the last issue of the Maquila Solidarity Update. After 20 years, MSN is phasing out much of our public program at the end of 2014. In November, We’ll be publishing a special MSN 20th Anniversary publication, reviewing highlights of work that MSN has been involved in over two decades defending the rights of workers in global supply chains. Later this year, We’ll update network supporters and partners on how some of the critically important work MSN has been doing will move forward after 2014.

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Maquila Solidarity Network:
The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) is a labour and women's rights organization that supports the efforts of workers in global supply chains to win improved wages and working conditions and a better quality of life. We welcome your donations.

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