Posted by: BPSOS | June 26, 2009

Key Briefs & Reports: CAMSA Mobilizes to Protect Reparations to Esquel Workers

Esquel  Vietnam Vietnamese BPSOS Boat People SOS CAMSA human trafficking  Ủy Ban Cứu Người Vượt Biển UBCNVB nạn buôn ngườiDr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, executive director of Boat People SOS, in June 2008 signs an MoU with Esquel that signaled a positive outcome to that firm’s role in the labor-management dispute in Malaysia.

June 26, 2009: The Penang office of the Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA) is continuing to pursue the Vietnamese labor export firm responsible for sending workers to Malaysia for jobs with a subcontractor that made clothes for the multinational firm Esquel.

You can read more about that huge case, in which Esquel ended up playing a positive role, by clicking here.

The current problem is that the Vietnamese labor export firm is demanding a percentage of the reparations paid to the workers. The Penang team is now mobilizing to prevent any unauthorized deductions from the money sent to the workers.

More information about this struggle for justice will be posted here as it becomes available.


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