Adidas: Stop stealing from workers

Adidas: Stop stealing from workers


Adidas workers around the world protesting

Adidas is one of the world’s most profitable sports brands, yet workers making their clothes are systematically subjected to wage theft and union busting. 

In eight adidas supplier factories in Cambodia alone, adidas owe their workers US$ 11.7 million in wages for just the first 14 months of the pandemic. In May 2022, 5600 workers at another adidas supplier in Cambodia went on strike over unpaid wages – the factory responded by having union leaders arrested. This wage and severance theft stretches far beyond Cambodia across adidas’ global supply chain. 


We are calling on adidas to come to the negotiation table with unions, and commit to a binding agreement on wages, severance and labour rights. 



“We had no choice but to first sell our land to repay the bank. We are no longer able to financially support our parents. We used to spend money on food, for a husband and wife to eat three meals it costs around $5 a day. We have had to cut our spending to just $3 a day.”

Workers from former Adidas supplier, Hulu Garment in Cambodia

It is critical that adidas takes action now. Please stand with workers and tell adidas to pay its workers and respect labour rights. 

Adidas workers around the world protesting

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Demand Amazon pay Hulu Garment workers

Demand Amazon pay Hulu Garment workers

Demand Amazon Pay Hulu Garment workers 

At the peak of the pandemic, 1020 workers from Amazon supplier Hulu Garment in Cambodia were denied $3.6 million in legally-owed severance after their factory shut its doors without notice. 2 years on these women are still waiting for justice. Amazon must act.

Scammed from their rights

Hulu Garment suspended its entire workforce of 1,020 workers at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 when everything stopped. After months of waiting, workers were called to come in and sign a document with a thumbprint in order to receive their final wages. Workers signed, without realising that a sentence was hidden underneath their final payslip that was paper-clipped to the top of the document, saying that they were voluntarily resigning from their roles. Through this trick, Hulu Garment withheld $3.6 million in severance pay owed to the workers. Workers were effectively fired then robbed.

“I have two children and elderly parents depending on me. I had to reduce my daily expenses by 50% and pull my children out of school.”

Yi Sokunthea, who had worked at Hulu Garment for 15 years, lost her job when the factory closed and is still waiting for her legally-owed pay out.

Many of these workers have families that depend on them. Brands at the top of supply chains have a duty to act. It is not okay that the most vulnerable in supply chains should have to pay the cost. 2 years on workers are still seeking justice. It is critical that Amazon takes action.

IKEA – make your factories safe

IKEA – make your factories safe

Tell IKEA to make its factories safe

This action involves you using your social media accounts to share one of the below images and tag IKEA to say that they must make their factories safe. 


  1. Choose a campaign image below, and save it to your phone
  2. Click on the button to open up a suggested tweet (you need to be logged in to Twitter),
  3. Add the image
  4. Send the tweet!

Not on twitter? Tag on instagram instead


What you need to do:

1. Choose an image from the ones above, then click on it to save or download (this will work differently on different devices – try right clicking on a computer, and click and hold on a phone)

2. Go to instagram and create a new post, selecting the image you downloaded as your image

3. Put this text into your caption:

IKEA’s shops promise us the wonderful everyday, but how wonderful is the everyday at the factory floor in IKEA’s suppliers of home textile? While brands around the world have signed a new binding agreement to make factories safe for the workers making their textiles, IKEA says it thinks it can do better on its own – without anyone looking over its shoulder. Tell @IKEA that the everyday isn’t wonderful without safety, IKEA should ensure safety everyday! #SignTheAccord

4. Then tag the photo with these accounts:


Matalan – stop stealing from families

Matalan – stop stealing from families

Matalan STOP stealing from families

During the pandemic, over 1000 women who made clothes for Matalan were fired, and then robbed of their legally owed bonuses and unpaid wages. Matalan workers’ families have been waiting for a year and a half to be paid what they are owed.

1,200 clothing factory workers in Cambodia lost their jobs in July 2020 when the Violet Apparel factory, owned by parent company Ramatex, suddenly closed.

In response, the workers demanded compensation, as well as their legally owed bonuses and unpaid wages. 

Matalan was one of Violet Apparel’s biggest buyers. They have continued to profit throughout the pandemic, yet are failing to taking responsibility for paying the workers who make their clothes. Their families are paying the cost. Matalan must stop stealing from families and ensure workers receive the money they are owed.

“When I heard that Violet closed, I felt like I lost everything I ever thought possible. It’s hard to get money for my child’s schooling or to pay the bank, or for medical treatment when my family is sick.”

Ung Chanthoeun, union leader at Violet Apparel

It is critical that Matalan takes action. Please do stand with the workers today and call on Matalan to fix their supply chain.

Sign and share now to call on Matalan to pay families what they are owed