Delta Apparel Urgent Action Update: One Step Forward, 2 steps Back
As we reported last month in our Urgent Action in support of workers fired from Delta’s clothing assembly plant in Honduras, in April the company illegally fired 40 workers suffering from musculoskeletal injuries at their factory in Villanueva, Cortés, Honduras. Our partner, the Honduran Women’s Collective (CODEMUH), appealed then to Canadian supporters to pressure Delta and the Honduran Ministry of Labour to reinstate the workers. In a partial victory, the company reinstated the fired workers but continue to require them to work under the same unsafe conditions.
On June 17, however, the Honduran Women’s Collective (CODEMUH) reported that Delta Apparel announced it is suspending operations – and that the reinstated workers and CODEMUH are to blame. Delta claims that they are losing contracts due to the workers’ reinstatement, a situation that is causing tension among the active workers who fear losing their jobs.
On behalf of Delta Apparel factory workers, the Honduran Women’s Collective (CODEMUH) is calling on Delta Apparel Honduras to:
- Respect the directives already issued by the Committee of Technical Risk Professionals and the Honduran Social Security Institute (IHSS);
- Carry out an objective ergonomic study of the assembly plant aiming for the highest quality standards;
- Ensure labour stability for employees; and
- Suspend actions that promote violence.
The Honduran Women’s Collective (CODEMUH) demands that Delta Apparel Honduras reinstate workers without conditions.
CODEMUH and the workers at Delta Apparel’s plant are appealing to supporters to write to Delta Apparel and the Honduran Secretary of Labour asking that they respect the workers’ demands along with the full reinstatement of the fired workers (see urgent action here).
SEND EMAIL TO:
Ing. Carlos Alberto Madero, Depacho Secretaria de Trabajo
Tel: (504) 2232-3918/21