The Indonesian Government is coming under pressure to intervene in a major industrial dispute developing with port operator ICTSI after Australian unions protested and delivered a joint letter to the Indonesian Minister for National Development Planning Bambang Brodjonegoro in Canberra today.
The plight of the Malagasy 43 - dockworkers sacked in Madagascar for standing up for their rights – has reached the highest levels of the Madgascan Government today with protests at Parliament and meetings scheduled with Government to try and resolve the dispute.
After scandals in the 1990s exposed shocking labour conditions in its supply chain, these days jeans brand Levi’s wears a commitment to ethical sourcing that you’d think would save it from protestors. But not so.
The Government of Madagascar faces an International Labour Organization (ILO) complaint lodged by the International Transport Workers’ Federation over its treatment of 43 dockworkers who were sacked for joining a union.
The Indonesian Government is coming under pressure to intervene in a major industrial dispute developing with port operator ICTSI. Find out the facts about the unethical corporate practices in the Port of Tanjunk Priok in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Esprit garments are manufactured in Madagascan factories. At the Port of Toamasina, dock workers work in unsafe and dangerous working conditions, and without minimum safety equipment, loading Esprit’s garments onto ships bound for Asia, Europe, and Australia.
Levi’s are industry leaders in developing policies to improve workers’ rights in global supply chains. However, there is a hidden workforce who continue to labour in extremely dangerous and exploitative conditions to ensure that Levi’s jeans reach stores across globe.
This report outlines the background to Madagascan dock workers case in their fight for an end to precarious, low-paid, and ongoing exploitation of workers and unacceptable safety standards at the Port of Toamasina.