JAKARTA – Former employees at an Indonesian garment factory which closed in 2015 have written to the bosses of fashion brands Uniqlo and s.Oliver pleading for US$5.5 million in severance pay.
The two brands are said to have abruptly pulled orders from the Jaba Garmindo factory, causing its closure and costing the jobs of around 2,000 workers.
In their letter, they say: “You claim you owe us nothing, but it’s your products we made. What would it take for you to pay up? How desperate do you want us to be, before you do the right thing?”