Union stronger through struggle
After pressure by the workers’ union GAFWU, the company has been forced to pay all its unpaid dues with interest. However, there is still an issue of workers who resigned more than a year ago, who are yet to be paid their gratuity and pension fund dues. In India, the Gratuity Act requires companies to pay workers a certain amount upon termination of their contract or when they leave the company.
The Clean Clothes Campaign sent two letters to Unitex, but there was no response from the company.