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AMSTERDAM – A group of leading labour rights groups have filed a complaint to the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles claiming C&A has turned a blind eye to ongoing labour violations at a supplier in Myanmar. SOMO, the Clean Clothes Campaign Netherlands (SKC) and Action Labor Rights (ALR) from Myanmar cite C&A’s “substandard efforts” to tackle the issue.

They claim that in 2018, Roo Hsing’s management repressed the trade union that had just started and forced employees to agree to an unfavourable bonus system.

C&A has not called the factory to account for unlawful activities, according to the groups, and they argue that this means it is failing to uphold agreements it signed up to when it joined the Dutch agreement.

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