Subcontracted workers discriminated against
The Contemporary Classic factory in India was illegally subcontracting 300 of its 350 workers. The subcontracted workers were discriminated against: they received lower wages than the others, due to additional deductions. In April 2012 union leader Mohanlal was illegally dismissed after raising these issues. Contemporary Classic produced for Milan-based brand Piazza Italia.
The Clean Clothes Campaign has sent letters to the owner of the factory, but never received a reply. The management of the factory has discouraged the workers from unionising. The factory has been relocated.
The events at Contemporary Classic are a violation of the right to good working conditions.