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WELCOME TO THE ARCHIVE (1994-2014) OF THE MAQUILA SOLIDARITY NETWORK. For current information on our ongoing work on the living wage, women's labour rights, freedom of association, corporate accountability and Bangladesh fire and safety, please visit our new website, launched in October, 2015:

Maquila Solidarity Update

Since 2003, the Maquila Solidarity Update was published three times - only once in 2014 - in English and Spanish. This 8-page newsletter provided news, analysis and interviews on the struggle to uphold international labour rights in a globalized economy.

March 20, 2004

Maquila Network Update Vol. 9.1 (March 2004)

In this issue:

Mexican human rights activist assaulted for defending workers’ rights; Gildan complaints; Sara Lee; Jean Capital of Mexico; News and notes; New resources

Download Update Vol. 9.1 here.

December 20, 2003

Maquila Network Update Vol. 8.4 (December 2003)

In this issue:

More union supporters fired in Honduras; Mexican jeans workers fight for union; Gina Form victory; Stop Sweatshops Review; News and Notes; New Resources

Download Update Vol. 8.4 here.

September 20, 2003

Maquila Network Update Vol. 8.3 (September 2003)

In this issue:

Gildan tries to suppress MSN/EMIH report; Choi & Shin victory; Gina Form victory; Made in Myanmar; News and Notes; New Resources

Download Update Vol. 8.3 here.

June 20, 2003

Maquila Network Update Vol. 8.2 (June 2003)

In this issue:

La Senza abandons lingerie workers in Thailand; Nike v. Kasky; BJ&B union contract; A Toy Worker's Story; News and Notes; New Resources

Download Update Vol. 8.2 here.

March 31, 2003

Maquila Network Update Vol. 8.1 (March 2003)

Gildan faces new allegations of worker rights abuses | The Vancouver no sweat story | Dirty Lingerie: the unsexy side of Jacob and La Senza | How Lesotho garment workers won respect for their rights | News & notes

Download Update Vol. 8.1 here

January 14, 2003

Maquila Network Update Vol 7.4 (December 2002)

In this issue:

Alcoa workers vote for democratic union | Where can I buy clean clothes? | Disclosure proposal gets a hearing | Stop sweatshops review 2002: Victories, setbacks & continuing campaigns

Download Update Vol 7.2 here

September 30, 2002

Maquila Network Update Vol 7.3 (September 2002)

Indonesian workers protest Nike, Reebok job cuts | Retail council lobbies against transparency | Nike loses Kensington market war | Back to School? No sweat | News and notes

Download Volume 7.3 here

June 30, 2002

Maquila Solidarity Update Vol. 7.2 (June 2002)

Lesotho workers tell Hudson's Bay: 'Don't cut and run' | Juarez murders spark surge of organizing | 'No sweat campaign' heats up | The journey of a jean | News & notes

Download Update Vol. 7.2 here

February 27, 2002

Maquila Solidarity Update Vol. 7.1 (February 2002)

Will Gildan Activewear clean up its act? | Students/worker alliance scores another victory | Report backs call for corporate disclosure | Who grows your Valentine's Day flowers? | News & notes

Download Udpate Vol. 7.1 here

December 31, 2001

Maquila Network Update Vol. 6.4 (December 2001)

Lesotho garment workers win wage increase | Will Fox allow independent unions in Mexico's maquila's? | Garment workers also victims of September 11 | News & notes

Download Update Vol. 6.4 here

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