Thursday 29th Oct 2020 - Logistics & Supply Chain

ITF puts pressure on Levi’s to end exploitation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has put pressure on clothing business Levi Strauss and Co to end “the exploitation of Madagascar dockworkers”.

The union has produced a document entitled: “Levi’s: end the double standard in your supply chain”, saying that Levi’s exports through the Port of Toamasina (Tamatave) where “casual dock workers often work without safety equipment, and struggle to make ends meet on their wages.”

A spokesperson from Levi Strauss said: “Protecting the rights of workers throughout our supply chain is incredibly important to Levi Strauss & Co. We have a long, industry-leading history of ensuring workers are treated fairly. We are closely monitoring the situation in Madagascar.”

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