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Sweatshop damaged: Gildan quits

Post by Guysanto » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:08 pm

From the Corbett List

Arthur: Sweatshop damaged: Gildan quits

From: haitisupport@gn.apc.org

Unbelievable! This is the kind of help that Haiti really needs! (see Gildan story below)

Gildan couldn't move their order to an undamaged sub-contractor in Port-au-Prince and in the meantime help the damaged one carry out repairs. They couldn't help the survivors of the earthquake. No, they just add to the unemployment there. Oh well, at least US retailers won't be affected!

And this is the business - garment assembly - that is supposed to be Haiti's future!

Write to Gildan and tell them what you think of their corporate social responsibility.....

Gildan
600 de Maisonneuve West, 33rd floor
Montréal (Québec)
H3A 3J2 Canada
Phone: (514) 735-2023
Toll free: 1 (866) 755-2023
Fax: (514) 735-6810
Email: info@gildan.com

and

Gildan Activewear Inc.
Corporate Communications
Phone: (514) 343-8814
Toll free: 1 (866) 755-2023
Email: ggosselin@gildan.com

see:
http://gildan.com/corporate/downloads/P ... 3_2010.pdf

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T-shirt maker Gildan shifts ops after Haiti quake
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:46am EST

One subcontractor plant damaged in Haiti quake - Shifts ops to Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua

TORONTO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Gildan Activewear a Canadian T-shirt maker, said on Wednesday it would move some of its manufacturing operations to Central America after a powerful earthquake in Haiti damaged one of its subcontractor's factories.

The Montreal-based company, which manufactures T-shirts, socks and underwear, said one of three factories that sews fabric for Gildan in the small Caribbean country, suffered substantial damage during Tuesday's quake.

Gildan said it would shift production of the shirts, destined for the U.S. screenprint market to the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua. The company said its U.S. retail customers were not affected.
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Sent by the Haiti Support Group - A British solidarity organisation supporting
the Haitian people's struggle for participatory democracy, human rights and
equitable development - www.haitisupport.gn.apc.org

Zanfanginen

Post by Zanfanginen » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:13 pm

Wow, I did not see this coming !!!

Who could have thought that this earthquake would pushed a vicious corporation out of Haiti ?

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Post by Guysanto » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:27 pm

Well, they were quick to show their true colors. Veye yo epi pa manje manje bliye.

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