Nike workers suffer harassment, claims report

A
survey into working conditions in Indonesian factories that supply sportswear
brand Nike has uncovered allegations of sexual harassment and verbal abuse.

Interviewees
in the report claim that two employees in different plants had died at work
having been denied medical attention.

Workers
in one factory claimed that female recruits were encouraged to date managers to
ensure promotion.

“Sexual
touching” by supervisors or managers was reported by 2.4 per cent of those
interviewed, and 7.8 per cent claimed they had received comments of a sexual
nature. The survey also found that 30 per cent had reported verbal abuse.

Nike,
who released the 100-page report by the Global Alliance for Workers and
Communities last week, has promised to implement a “remediation plan” due to the
“disturbing” findings.

www.theglobalalliance.com/content/news.cfm

By
Paul Nelson

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