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WASHINGTON DC - Trade unions and workers' rights NGOs have submitted a formal complaint accusing sportswear giant Nike's of violating OECD guidelines in its treatment of garment workers in its supply chain.

A total of 20 unions from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and two NGOs, Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) and Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF), have lodged the complaint with the US National Contact Point (USNCP) for Responsible Business Conduct.

It accuses Nike of failing to meet its OECD responsible business conduct responsibilities to 450,000 supply chain workers at 94 factories in the five countries during the COVID-19 pandemic and wants the company to compensate them for lost wages.

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