Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

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The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights (the Institute) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) human rights organization dedicated to the promotion and defense of internationally recognized worker rights in the global economy. Founded in 1981 as the National Labor Committee, the Institute's research, in-depth reports, high profile public campaigns and widespread media coverage have been instrumental in creating the anti-sweatshop movement in the United States and internationally. The Institute is headquartered in Pittsburgh with regional offices in Dhaka and San Salvador and research/advocacy partnerships in China, Jordan, Central America and South Asia.

The mission of the Institute is to promote and defend human, women's and workers' rights in the global economy.

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Petitioning esprit, BESTSELLER , el corte ingles

Fix the Labor Violations in Hannan Knitwear!

Hannan Knitwear workers regularly toil 7 days a week, 13 hours a day.  Often they are forced to work until midnight, putting in 16 hours.  They are cheated on their pay.  Verbal and physical abuse is common.  Maternity leave and sick leave are often denied. [Read the full alert on the Institute's website.] Hannan produces Esprit; the Sfera and Dustin labels (owned by Corte Ingles of Spain); Selected Homme and Jack & Jones labels (sold in the U.S. and Europe and owned by Bestseller company of Denmark). Please sign this petition letter to Hannan's buyers: We are deeply disturbed to hear of ongoing violations at the factory of your Bangladeshi contractor Hannan Knitwear, which makes the Esprit, Jack & Jones, Selected Homme, Sfera and Dustin and labels. Grueling long shifts and forced overtime until 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. or midnight have been the norm. In August, workers at Hannan worked all four Fridays and had no days off. Bosses curse at workers, calling them “filthy names,” and sometimes hit them with their shoes or lash them with a garment they are working on. Workers report being denied sick leave, maternity leave and other benefits. We ask that these abuses be brought to an immediate halt, and that pregnant women workers—including Kajol Rekha, who gave birth to her baby in July—be treated with respect and paid the four months maternity leave they are legally owed.

Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
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