Phnom Penh: President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, Pav Sina, said that the owner of the Adidas brand must be responsible for the workers' benefits card because the company that supplies Adidas is part of the profit for the brand. In particular, workers are an important productive force for companies as well as brand owners.
His remark came after Union members and activists disrupted Adidas' event over garment workers’ stolen wages. Adidas’ US HQ of Portland,Oregon is a UNION TOWN, and wage theft isn’t welcome here! #PayYourWorkers #RespectLabourRights.
Union members and activists disrupted Adidas North America president Rupert Campbell to bring the demands of garment workers directly to the brand. For more than a year, Adidas has refused to negotiate with the workers who make its clothes.
"Therefore, as a social duty, the brand must be responsible for the workers' loss card, not only in the case of an epidemic, but in any case, if it affects or loses the interests of workers, as well as "Let them face financial hardship because of any crisis, it is the responsibility of the buyer to help solve this problem."
He added that not only participation in responsibility, respect for workers' rights and respect for freedom of association guaranteed by national and international law are important issues that all brand owners must pay more attention to. In particular, ensuring respect for human rights.
Companies as well as brand owners have a huge responsibility to take responsibility for the well-being of workers, as well as to promote respect for freedom of association and respect for human rights is very important because of the beneficiaries. The big advantage is the ordering company instead. He added.
Adidas 'denial of liability for the loss of workers' interests, which produces itself, highlights the most serious human rights abuses while workers really need to live in a situation. This is especially difficult during the Covid-19 pandemic, so ignoring the brand owner shows irresponsibility in social obligations, especially human rights abuses.