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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:


May 9, 2014

Advocacy - 2013 Highlights

Highlights of MSN's advocacy work from our 2013 Annual Report

June 27, 2013

Advocacy - 2012 Highlights

Highlights of MSN's advocacy work from our 2012 Annual Report

June 7, 2012

Analysis of Fair Labor Association (FLA) investigative report on labour practices in three Foxconn factories in China

Because the FLA’s investigation has been such a prominent part of the public discussion about Apple, Foxconn, and the rights of the workers making their products, it is important to review some of the key issues identified in the FLA report and to summarize outstanding questions and concerns that have been identified by SACOM. MSN's brief analysis is an effort to do that.

March 22, 2012

New agreement reached on fire safety in Bangladesh

The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) is pleased to announce that a new agreement has been reached between Bangladeshi and international labour rights groups and trade unions and US-based apparel company PVH (owner of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands) to improve safety at their supplier factories in Bangladesh. The agreement has the potential to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers currently at risk.

January 23, 2012

Union leaders reinstated in Haiti

Shortly after a new union was formed last September in Haiti's growing apparel manufacturing sector, six of the seven workers who serve on the union's executive committee were fired or forced to resign by the factories where they worked. But we're pleased to report that thanks to concerted efforts by Haitian and international labour rights groups, all but one of the workers have now been reinstated and are back at work.

June 26, 2011

Advocacy - 2011 Highlights

Highlights of MSN's advocacy work from our 2011 Annual Report