Dutch Clean Clothes Campaign and India Committee of the Netherlands file OECD Guidelines complaint against clothing retailer G-Star.
The Schone Kleren Kampagne, (Dutch Clean Clothes Campaign) and the Landelijke India Werkgroep (India Committee of the Netherlands) claim that G-Star has violated the Guidelines in its business relations with Indian suppliers Fibres and Fabrics International and Jeans Knit Pvt. Ltd. The complaint alleges violations of workers' rights in the Indian factories regarding freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, payment of a living wage, discrimination in employment, working hours, overtime work, occupational health and safety, punishment, abuse, harassment, and lack of legally binding employment relations. In addition, G-Star and its suppliers have tried to silence Indian NGOs by applying for a gag order.
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